International Declaration of Co-operation & Friendship
People all over the world benefit from the expert care of nurses in emergency settings.
During the last part of the twentieth century emergency nurses worldwide have been coming together to share their experiences, ideas and hopes for the future.
Emergency nurses are already succeeding in improving the care they give to patients by reaching international agreement on specialist education and training in this important field of nursing.
As we enter the twenty-first century, let us take the opportunity to join together and affirm that we share the following principles, in a spirit of partnership and mutual respect.
- To promote the value of emergency nursing worldwide, to the family of nursing, fellow health workers and the communities we serve.
- To promote the science and art of emergency nursing worldwide.
- To promote co-operation and friendship among emergency nurses worldwide.
- And to do this through every channel available, including local, national and international nursing organisations, traditional and new forms of communication and decision-making bodies everywhere.
This declaration was signed by emergency nurses from 19 countries, at the International Emergency Nursing Conference, 17 August 2000.
International Co-operation & Friendship
What is it?
The International Co-operation & Friendship provides a way for all emergency nurses to participate in an international partnership arrangement through the International Council of Nurses.
What is the purpose of this web site section?
Create a vehicle that allows exchange at the international level for nurses and others providing emergency care and working on associated clinical, labour, management, ethical and social issues .
The success of the web page depends heavily on its use. If the web page is visited by emergency nurses regularly then additional services such as message boards and chat rooms can be developed. The really exciting aspect of this iniative is that every emergency nurse with access to the web will be part of and have easier access to the international emergency nursing family.
We look forward to hearing from you!