Introducing the Global Palliative Nursing Network
Marie Cooper shares news of our new international community
I am delighted to be introducing you to this new network launched via the Centre for Awareness and response to End of Life (CARE) at St Christopher’s on 12 May, the International day of the Nurse.
The Global Palliative Nursing Network has been set up in response to many nurses who, having participated on various CARE programmes over the past few years wanted to stay in touch. They told us how they really valued conversations with peers and the opportunity to learn from colleagues working in different parts of the world. They enjoyed the similarities and differences with their own experience and the access provided by peers to contemporary nurse thinking
The new network will focus on personal and professional development. We are currently generating an early programme of learning and want to incorporate issues such the use of an ethical decision-making framework for every day nursing practice. In addition we are keen to consider emerging contemporary issues of interest to our members, for example ‘Re-encountering historical trauma at the end of life’ and advances in trauma informed care. This is in fact the topic for our first Spotlight Event which will take place on 11 July at 1pm (BST).
We welcome any nurse involved in providing palliative care for children, adults or both, across any care settings. We invite you to join and see whether this network could be of value.
We want to connect nurses with nurses and to share their knowledge and insights. Such relationships could help build a profession that is clear about its value, then more confident to design and deliver the care that our communities need and expect of nurses.
If you are a nurse we hope you will come on the journey with us as we grow the network and what It can offer your colleagues and profession.
What you can expect
When you join us, you can expect:
- Blogs about contemporary nursing issues of relevance to palliative care with on-line opportunity to discuss the implications for practice.
- A variety of webinars related to nursing available to a global audience.
- Access to a broad range of virtual learning tools and resources via CARE
- An invitation to an annual global nursing conference
- Connection with a broad network of colleagues offering support and new insights into innovations and developments in nursing.
What we ask of you
This network is free to join but we hope that you will bring your expertise, insights and connections to the group and help us grow and flourish as a community. We hope that relationships will be reciprocal, and are confident that whilst many members may seek support for themselves, they may also be willing to engage with others who could benefit from their expertise.
We look forward to meeting you there!
Senior Nurse Advisor
Celebrating Palliative Care Nursing
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