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Report: visit to Copenhagen: 6-16 June 2001.

During this visit three international conferences were attended:

* 12th International Nursing Research Conference (STTI STTI Sigma Theta Tau International, Inc (Nursing honor society)
STTI Submarine Tactics and Technology, Inc. (naval consultants)
STTI Spatio-Temporal Target Identification
) with the theme: Clinical scholarship, technology and globalization globalization

Process by which the experience of everyday life, marked by the diffusion of commodities and ideas, is becoming standardized around the world. Factors that have contributed to globalization include increasingly sophisticated communications and transportation
 connects nursing scholarship with clinical practice around the globe

* 3rd International Network for Doctoral Education in Nursing (INDEN) with the theme: The social relevance of nursing scholarship and doctoral education

* 22nd Quadrennial quad·ren·ni·al  
1. Happening once in four years.

2. Lasting for four years.

quad·renni·al n.
 International Council of Nurses (ICN ICN International Council of Nurses. ) Conference with the theme: Nursing: a new era.

Much information was shared and numerous international contacts were established or renewed. As it is almost impossible to do justice to the extent of any conference in a single report, only the major emphasis will be outlined. Rather than trying to summarise the events, contact details and Internet addresses There are two kinds of addresses that are widely used on the Internet. One is a person's e-mail address, and the other is the address of a Web site, which is known as a URL. Following is an explanation of Internet e-mail addresses only. For more on URLs, see URL and Internet domain name.  will be supplied, enabling interested persons to access further information themselves. A list of forthcoming conferences will also be supplied, with contact details.


Theme: Clinical scholarship, technology and globalization connects nursing scholarship with clinical practice around the globe

During the two days, more than 200 research papers were presented, emphasising evidence-based nursing practice. The objectives of the conference were to:

* promote research and clinical scholarship among and within international networks of colleagues

* identify current global trends in nursing research

* discuss international health care concerns

* explore the use of technology in the conduct and dissemination dissemination Medtalk The spread of a pernicious process–eg, CA, acute infection Oncology Metastasis, see there  of research within a global market place

* recognise the importance of using research findings to support evidence-based nursing practice.

STTI has established an on-line nursing research library that can be accessed at: www. This web site also provides information about a career map, the Journal of Nursing Scholarship, school of nursing links, and scholarship searches.

The national league of nurses' (NLN's) priorities for research in nursing education

* Competencies of nursing graduates for 21st century practice

* Accountability links between educational programmes and health outcomes

* Infusion of technology into concepts, structures, processes of nursing education

* Resource accountability models of educating the nursing workforce

* Educator competencies for changing social, health care and educational worlds

* Research-based paradigms, strategies and evaluation models for nursing education.


Theme: The social relevance of nursing scholarship and doctoral education

Some of the thought-provoking papers presented included:

* Approaches to effective international alliances in nursing practice and scholarship.

* Nursing research and doctoral education through university-government cooperation.

* International quality indicators for doctoral programmes.

* Research and doctoral education needs.

* The impact of doctoral degrees on clinical practice.

INDEN's web page can be accessed at: The papers presented at the 1st and 2nd international conferences can also be accessed at this address. The papers presented at the 2001 conference will be available by the end of 2001. This is indeed a most worthwhile web page to visit for any nursing scholars planning overseas visits. The addresses of universities offering doctoral programmes for nurses throughout the world are accessible at this web page.


Theme: Nursing: a new era for action

This huge conference, attended by approximately 6 000 nurses from all over the world, was well organised and offered numerous opportunities for international collaboration. Large numbers of posters and concurrent sessions were presented throughout each day. Many coffee shops were available where discussions continued after official presentations ended.

Issues which influenced the nursing profession's new era for action included:

* The influences of technology and globalisation on both the basic and continuing education continuing education: see adult education.
continuing education
 or adult education

Any form of learning provided for adults. In the U.S. the University of Wisconsin was the first academic institution to offer such programs (1904).
 available to nurses throughout the world (some web-sites are included where distance education courses could be accessed).

* Technology and globalisation also affect nursing research enabling nurses from many different countries to co-operate in conducting research on similar issues in different countries; and in making their research findings available internationally.

* Globally nurses succeeded in taking part in policy formulations and in assuming political roles in many countries.

* Private practice nurses are providing home-based and/or community-based care Community-based care for orphans describes care for orphaned children by those who are not the biological parents but are able to provide individual care and nurture in the context of a family and community.  in many countries of the world; contributing towards maintaining patients/clients within their families and communities, reducing hospitalisation costs, and creating income-generating services for private nurses.

* Pandemic pandemic /pan·dem·ic/ (pan-dem´ik)
1. a widespread epidemic of a disease.

2. widely epidemic.

Epidemic over a wide geographic area.

 tobacco issues were addressed.

* Genetic issues were focused on during a plenary plenary adj. full, complete, covering all matters, usually referring to an order, hearing or trial.

PLENARY. Full, complete.
 and a number of concurrent sessions; ethical and legal aspects of genetic testing Genetic Testing Definition

A genetic test examines the genetic information contained inside a person's cells, called DNA, to determine if that person has or will develop a certain disease or could pass a disease to his or her offspring.
, diagnoses, treatment and counseling need to be addressed on a global level; genetherapy/transfer technologies could raise numerous legal and ethical issues for professional nurses.

* The global supply of and demand for nurses constituted a major focus area throughout the conference; the world-wide shortage of nurses is aggravated ag·gra·vate  
tr.v. ag·gra·vat·ed, ag·gra·vat·ing, ag·gra·vates
1. To make worse or more troublesome.

2. To rouse to exasperation or anger; provoke. See Synonyms at annoy.
 by decreasing numbers of student nurses, the growing private sector health care industries which employ ever larger numbers of nurses, increased job opportunities for women in many countries, and the migration of nurses between countries: especially from the developing to the developed countries. Intra- and international migration of nurses are affected by various "push-and-pull" factors.

The keynote speakers during the plenary sessions Plenary session is a term often used in s to define the part of the conference when all members of all parties are in attendance.

These sessions may contain a broad range of content from Keynotes to Panel Discussions and are not necessarily related to a specific style of delivery.
, in addition to ICN dignitaries included Jane Fonda Noun 1. Jane Fonda - United States film actress and daughter of Henry Fonda (born in 1937)
 (well-known actress) who addressed the realities of girls' lives, Sheila Tlou Sheila Dinotshe Tlou is a Motswana specialist in HIV/AIDS and women's health, and a nursing educator. In 2004 she became Botswana Minister of Health. Education and career
Tlou studied at Teachers College, Columbia University, US.
 (from Botswana) who spoke about new partnerships in the fight against AIDS, and Dr Bertrand Piccard Dr. Bertrand Piccard (born March 1, 1958) is a Swiss psychiatrist and balloonist.

He was born in Lausanne, Vaud canton. His grandfather Auguste Piccard and father, Jacques Piccard, were noted balloonists and inventors.
 (psychiatrist and world-known captain of the only non-stop hot air balloon This article is about hot air balloons themselves. For the associated activity, see Hot air ballooning.

The hot air balloon is the oldest successful human-carrying flight technology, dating back to its invention by the Montgolfier brothers in Annonay,
 flight around the world) entitled his presentation 'From vision to action'. This last presentation was the most memorable of the entire nine days' conference presentations. Dr Piccard's presentation was well prepared, presented with authenticity and conviction, and illustrated with numerous beautiful photos (slides) taken from the hot air balloon. He emphasised that hot air balloons are like the winds of life that shape our futures; that success is not guaranteed and might demand numerous attempts. Dr Piccard contrasted traveling in hot air balloons with traveling through life, maintaining that we never know where we are going to, and that we only know where we came from if we have good memories. In the same way that the hot air balloon demands control from all its team members to meet its destination, every human has to control his/her emotions, reactions and experiences in order to be successful. Just as the fast winds might not be blowing in the direction in which the hot air balloon should be traveling, the easy choices in life might not be the ones that will lead the individual(s) concerned to their destinations.

Many issues addressed during the conference, will be further explored in future editions of the International Nursing Review (official publication of the ICN). The ICN's web site can be accessed at:


STTI library:

ICN's web site:

PhD and Master's programmes in Health

Informatics Same as information technology and information systems. The term is more widely used in Europe.  (University of Texas):

International Center for Nursing Ethics Nursing ethics is the discipline of evaluating the merits, risks, and social concerns of activities in the field of nursing. There are many defined codes of ethics for nurses. :

Measuring patients' views on quality care:

Post-doctoral nursing programmes: (nurses' guide to consumer health can be accessed) (guidelines for their journals' authors) (quality care and role of the nurse) (Master's course in informatics: Sweden) (Journal: Applied Nursing Research) (nurses' guide to consumer health web sites) (newsletter written by HIV HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus), either of two closely related retroviruses that invade T-helper lymphocytes and are responsible for AIDS. There are two types of HIV: HIV-1 and HIV-2. HIV-1 is responsible for the vast majority of AIDS in the United States.  positive nurses) (valuable health-related information

can be retrieved from these systematic reviews

by the Cochrane Library The Cochrane Library is a collection of databases in medicine and other healthcare specialties provided by the Cochrane Collaboration. At its core is a database of systematic reviews and meta-analyses which summarise and interpret the results of high-quality medical research. ).


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Dr Valerie Ehlers

Senior Lecturer senior lecturer
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A university teacher, especially one ranking next below a reader.
, Department of Advanced Nursing Sciences, Unisa
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