Saturday, July 14, 2007: 11:00 AM-12:30 PM
Building a Preferred Future: Bridges to Evidence Based Gerontological Nursing Practice
Learning Objective #1: explore partnerships to promote international collaboration to address the health concerns of older people and the nurses who participate with them in health care.
Learning Objective #2: discuss development of an international research agenda in gerontological nursing and health care.
As the population of older people grows world wide, new ideas are needed and gerontological nursing is positioned to contribute to advancing knowledge in this area. The dissemination of knowledge within the fast paced, ever-changing environment of healthcare is imperative to facilitate evidence-based gerontological nursing practice. The Canadian Gerontological Nursing Association (CGNA) operates as an interest group of the Canadian Nurses Association. Its mission is to address the health concerns of older Canadians and the nurses who participate with them in health care. With the aim of fostering "Quality Gerontological Nursing Care for All," this focus group promotes collaboration between countries, gerontological nurses, and organizations. Building on the success of such international collaborations as the Global Network of WHO Collaborating Centres for Nursing Development, Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing, and the International Council of Nurses, CGNA believes that participating in affairs that promote the health of older adults is timely and that a critical mass of gerontological nurse is essential to promoting healthy aging world wide. . The purpose of this focus group is to initiate the development of an international community of gerontological nurses interested in supporting evidence-based nursing practice. A world federation of gerontological nursing associations is attainable. Many gerontological nurses, who were not engaging in scholarly activity a year or two ago, are now doing so. Participants will be encouraged able to share ideas, hear candid comments on the realities of this international federation, and talk about the richness of cross-cultural collaboration.
Organizer:Sandra P. Hirst, RN, PhD, GNC(C)
Presenters:Sandra P. Hirst, RN, PhD, GNC(C)
Belinda Parke, MSN, GNC(C), PhD, (Cand)