Empowering Nurses and Improving Care Through Better Understanding of Nursing (Empowering Nurses)
|Event Date/Time: Apr 15, 2011||End Date/Time: Apr 17, 2011|
|Registration Date: Mar 31, 2011|
|Early Registration Date: Feb 25, 2011|
|Abstract Submission Date: Mar 31, 2011|
Our conference has been designed to help nursing leaders and affiliated public relations professionals develop and focus their skills in interacting with others in ways that enhance respect for nursing. Speakers including leading voices in nursing empowerment, including Donna Cardillo and Kathleen Bartholomew, as well as a representative from the 2012 Project, which aims to increase women's involvement in politics at all levels.
A stronger nursing profession depends on robust funding for nursing education, research, residencies and clinical practice, as well as the removal of unnecessary barriers to nursing's full participation in health care work. But nursing's ability to fulfill its destiny hinges on how much respect decision-makers have for the profession. When the National Institute of Nursing Research receives less than half of 1% of the National Institutes of Health budget, as it has in recent years, it is clear that work remains to be done in educating decision-makers about the life-saving value of nursing.
Too often, nursing is omitted from serious discussions of health care, from the bedside to the highest levels in health care institutions and government bodies. Some continue to assume that only physicians merit serious consideration as health care providers and experts. Why? Public health research shows that the media has a powerful effect on health care views and actions--and that there remains a huge gulf between what the public thinks nurses do and what they really do to improve patient outcomes.
Those who attend the Truth's conference can bring back to their workplaces many cutting-edge strategies for conveying the importance of nursing to those who really need to understand it better, from your local community to the state and national levels. The conference will be an opportunity to share ideas not just with our speakers, but with nursing colleagues from around the nation.
For more information about the conference and to make arrangements to attend, please follow this link: http://www.truthaboutnursing.org/conferences/2011/
In order to improve health care and strengthen nursing, decision-makers must understand the true value of the profession. Please join us and learn how together, we can change how the world thinks and acts toward nursing.