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Operated by nurses and leading nursing internationally, ICN works to ensure quality nursing care for all and sound health policies globally.

  

Pictured left to right: <strong>Kay Jansen</strong>, ICNP Terminology Manager, ICN eHealth Programme; <strong>Catherine Sykes,</strong> Professional Policy Consultant<strong>, </strong>World Confederation for Physical Therapy (WCPT); <strong>Amy Coenen</strong>, ICNP Director, ICN eHealth Programme; <strong>Nicola Fortune</strong>, Research Fellow, National Centre for Classification in Health, University of Sydney; and <strong>Tevfik Bedirhan Üstün</strong>, Coordinator, Classifications, Terminologies & Standards Health Statistics and Information, World Health Organization  at the Mid-Year Meeting of the WHO Family of International Classifications Network ,Family Development Committee during the WHO/AMA Collaboration on Interventions Classifications in Chicago, Illinois, USA from 16-20 June 2014.
Heimar Marin, Virginia Henderson lecturer at the ICN Conference in Korea in 2015, and Nick Hardiker, Director of ICN’s eHealth Programme, were co-chairs of the Scientific Programme Committee at the NI 2014 conference.
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Pictured left to right: Kay Jansen, ICNP Terminology Manager, ICN eHealth Programme; Catherine Sykes, Professional Policy Consultant, World Confederation for Physical Therapy (WCPT); Amy Coenen, ICNP Director, ICN eHealth Programme; Nicola Fortune, Research Fellow, National Centre for Classification in Health, University of Sydney; and Tevfik Bedirhan Üstün, Coordinator, Classifications, Terminologies & Standards Health Statistics and Information, World Health Organization  at the Mid-Year Meeting of the WHO Family of International Classifications Network ,Family Development Committee during the WHO/AMA Collaboration on Interventions Classifications in Chicago, Illinois, USA from 16-20 June 2014.

 

 

 

  • ICN expresses its profound sympathy to the family, friends and colleagues of the passengers and crew of Malaysian Airlines flight 17. In particular, we mourn the loss of those AIDS activists, researchers and health workers on their way to the AIDS 2014 Conference in Melbourne.  Our condolences go to our colleagues at the World Health Organization and the International AIDS Society. Our thoughts are with you at this very difficult time.

  • Press release: USA and North Pacific Island nurses and human resource managers develop leadership skills. Read more...
  • NI 2014: Nicholas Hardiker and Claudia Bartz, members of the ICN eHealth team, spoke at the 12th International Congress on Nursing Informatics 2014 in Taipei, Taiwan in June 2014.  Hundreds of nurses involved with informatics and telehealth nursing gathered at the conference for education and research dissemination.  The ICNP 25th anniversary was also celebrated on this occasion.  Pictured above are Heimar Marin, who will be the Virginia Henderson lecturer at the ICN Conference in Korea in 2015, and Nick Hardiker, Director of ICN’s eHealth Programme, who were co-chairs of the Scientific Programme Committee for the conference.
  • UN Comprehensive Review of NCDs: The United Nations General Assembly will convene a high-level meeting to undertake a comprehensive review and assessment on the prevention and control of NCDs 10 -11 July 2014 in New York. The high-level meeting will take stock of the progress made in implementing the commitments in the 2011 Political Declaration on NCDs, identify and address gaps and reaffirm the political commitment in response to the challenge of NCDs. ICN recognises the key role that nurses play in the fight against chronic disease  and works closely with other organisations to mobilise the global nursing workforce and bring together a multinational group of players contributing different perspectives and expertise. More on ICN’s work in NCDs can be found on  www.icn.ch/projects/noncommunicable-diseases/
  • Press release: Mary Wakefield - leading U.S. nurse to be keynote speaker at ICN’s International Nursing Conference. Read more...
  • In light of the devastating outbreak of the Ebola virus in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone, ICN applauds the work of the healthcare professionals in these countries and stresses the importance for those working in health care settings to follow basic infection control measures including hand hygiene, respiratory hygiene, the use of personal protective equipment and safe injection practices. For more information, go to: http://www.who.int/csr/don/2014_07_10_ebola/en/

  • ICN is pleased to announce that the Guidelines for Implementing Culturally Competent Nursing Care have been published in the Journal of Transcultural Nursing and can be directly access here

 

FOCUS ON AN ICN MEMBER

The Spanish press agency, EFEsalud, recently interviewed David Benton, ICN CEO on the situation of the health sector in Spain and globally, highlighting that "nurses’ salaries do not reflect the complexity of the profession nor the workload”.  The article, in Spanish, can be accessed here.

 

FOCUS ON AN ICN PROJECT

Leadership in Negotiation

Having received full funding from LO-TCO for the three year/six workshop application for Leadership in Negotiation (LIN) in Ethiopia, Lesotho, Malawi, Swaziland, Uganda and Zambia, the first workshop took place in Lusaka, 7-11 April.  It was co-hosted by the Zambian Union of Nursing Organizations, ICN and Vardförbundet (Swedish Association of Health Professionals).  Four participants from each country were scheduled to attend  with a focus on gender equity. The regional facilitator was Nthabiseng Lebaka, Director Nursing Services, Ministry of Health and Social Services, Lesotho, who is also a member of the LIN Advisory Board.  The first meeting of the LIN Advisory Board was held 15 May 2014 following