WANS Plen WANS PLENARY: Healthcare Changes: Responsibilities and Opportunities for a Breakthrough with the Collaboration of Nursing Science and Nursing Leadership

Thursday, July 14, 2011: 2:30 PM-3:45 PM
Description/Overview: To begin with, the comparison in education and responsibilities of nursing personnel will be explained in a European and global context. The political measures introduced will be described, especially the Bologna Process, with the aim of transparency, mobility and comparability. Following on this, the future changes in healthcare and the nursing profession will be depicted from the points of view of nursing research, nursing management and nursing practice. Best practice examples will be used to illustrate the responsibilities and opportunities resulting from the changes that will arise to meet the future challenges in healthcare. Essential interactionwith other professions (not just healthcare professions) together with a systematic approachwill play an additional role. By reference to case studies, it will be made clear how the level and nature of cooperation, in the various nursing professions, will have to change in response to the challenges of the future in healthcare.In particular it will be shown how effective and realistic improvements in patient care are possible, through inter-professional cooperation between management, practice and research. Essential elements are theory-practice transfers, effective dissemination and implementation of the requirements of practice and research findings from theory.
Learner Objective #1: gain a comparative impression about nursing and nursing responsibilities in Europe with special emphasis on education, research and professionalism.
Learner Objective #2: get a sense of what opportunities exist to meet the challenges in healthcare with specific situation-related and practical examples.
Organizers:  Iris Meyenburg-Altwarg, Cand, RerBiol, Hum, RN, EFQM-Ass, Geschaeftsfuehrung Pflege, Medizinische Hochschule Hannover, Hannover, Germany
Moderators:  Karen H. Morin, DSN, RN, ANEF, FAAN, College of Nursing, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Milwaukee, WI