Academic journal article Nursing Education Perspectives

Beyond Our Usual Boundaries

Academic journal article Nursing Education Perspectives

Beyond Our Usual Boundaries

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Aided by technology that has become commonplace in our professional lives, we can build relationships with any nurse in any part of the world.

IT'S THAT TIME AGAIN. Every four years the International Council of Nurses meets for an impressive global congress, a time to share expertise with nurses from around the world. This May, the 23rd ICN Congress, "Nursing on the Move: Knowledge, Innovation, Vitality," takes place in Taipei, Taiwan. Hundreds of outstanding papers and posters will be presented. Visit the website www.icn.ch/congresszooj.ktmfor a quick review of the titles and abstracts. You will be impressed. The range of topics in nursing education, professional practice, and policy development is extensive. Each time I attend an ICN congress, I am struck by the many opportunities afforded to each of us to expand our work beyond the usual boundaries. It is remarkable that no matter where we reside, and independent of available resources, the issues are similar. Challenges in HIV/AIDS treatment, the development of critical thinking skills, regulation and credentialing, and workforce shortage issues are just some of the topics important to nurses and nursing educators throughout the world.

Based on the venue, one of the highlights of this quadrennial congress is a focus on traditional Chinese medicine. In the United States, we have recently placed greater emphasis on complementary and alternative modalities (CAM) for treatment such as acupuncture, meditation, and herbal therapies. …

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