STTI Plen STTI OPENING PLENARY: Integrating Policy, Practice and Research: An Important Strategy for Improving Global Health

Monday, July 11, 2011: 8:30 AM-10:00 AM
Description/Overview: Our modern world faces a range of challenges impacting on global health requiring innovative and creative solutions. Population ageing, the increasing burden of chronic disease and emerging new pandemics are some of the factors challenging traditional ways of delivering health care. This contemporary environment also compels changes in the way nurses are educated, nursing science is undertaken and the ways in which nursing care is delivered. Civil unrest, social upheaval and challenges in the financial sector all contribute to social, economic and political that influences the quality of global health. Never before has the nursing role been so important in developing, implementing and evaluating new models of care and health care interventions in the primary, secondary and tertiary care settings. Achieving true health care reform and improving global health outcomes cannot be achieved without creating an interface and synergy between policy, practice and research and promoting nursing leadership. This presentation will review the challenges facing global health and innovative nurse-led interventions and models of collaboration to improve the health outcomes of individuals, their families and communities.
Learner Objective #1: Understand the importance of nursesí leadership in the context of contemporary global health and appreciate the important of research in developing evidence-based policy.
Learner Objective #2: Appreciate the significance of innovative models of care in improving the health and well-being of individuals and communities.
Organizers:  Patricia Mary Davidson, RN, BA, MEd, PhD, FRCNA, Centre for Cardiovascular and Chronic Care, University of Technology Sydney, Broadway, NSW, Australia
Moderators:  Karen H. Morin, DSN, RN, ANEF, FAAN, College of Nursing, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Milwaukee, WI
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