ICN Malta Conference – May 2011
Providing Access: Recruiting and Retaining Nurses in Rural and Remote Areas
This was the theme of a presentation delivered by Jean-Marc Braichet of the World Health Organization (WHO). The presentation was in light of the then recently released WHO document regarding research based guidelines related to the retention of health workers in rural and remote regions.
Portuguese islands of Azores: a special kind of remote nursing
Professor Lucilia Nunes' presentation reinforced that the members of the ICN Rural and Remote Nurses Network have experiences that can offer insight into how to provide access to quality health care for the world's rural and remote populations.
Both of these presentations at the ICN Malta Conference demonstrated that the ICN Rural and Remote Nurses Network is very keen to engage with the wider international nursing community to develop the science of rural nursing in the global context and inform policy developments that increase access to services.
Jean-Marc Braichet, World Health Organization and Lucilia Nunes, at the 2011 ICN RRNN meeting, ICN Malta Conference
Marianne Baernholdt, Jean-Marc Braichet, Jean Barry, Professor Lucilia Nunes and Debra Cerasa at the ICN RRNN meeting