The ICN Workforce Forum, hosted by the Japanese Nurses Association, was held in Tokyo, Japan on September 16-17, 2010.
Representatives from Australia, Canada, Japan, Korea, Republic of Ireland, Sweden, United Kingdom and United States of America attended. Each country presented a comprehensive national report, and ICN provided participants with the results of the 2010 Nurse Wage Questionnaire and the Nursing Workforce Profile Survey. In addition, ICN also presented on the Positive Practice Environments Campaign, socio-economic welfare activities and international health human resource information. Issues discussed included the impact of the global financial crisis, strengthening positive practice environments, pandemics, workload management including working hours, changes in government and the continuum of nursing.
The next Workforce Forum will be held in Sweden co-hosted by Vårdförbundet (The Swedish Association of Health Professionals) in September 2011.
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