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CSHS representatives attend Second BRICS India Nursing Forum, deliberate giving nurses active role in healthcare

Published on October 22, 2018

Dr. Harmeet Kaur, Principal and Ms. Bandana Bisht, Vice Principal, Department of Nursing, CSHS, were invited to attend the second BRICS Nurses Forum. The Second BRICS Nurses forum, hosted by Indian Nursing Council, New Delhi, advocated the need to empower nurses and perceive them as equal partners in health care to meet the future needs of the growing healthcare sector and constantly increasing disease burden.

Union Minister of State for Health & Family Welfare Mr. Ashwini Kumar Chaubey inaugurated the conference in New Delhi.

During the conference, the Union Minister informed, “The government is committed to develop the capacities of healthcare professionals especially nurses by establishing nursing schools in every large district or cluster of districts with about 20 to 30 lakh population, setting up centers of excellence for nursing in each state, improving the quality of nursing education, development of specialised nursing training courses, establishing cadres like nurse practitioners and public health nurses and rolling out Nurses Registration and Tracking System (NRTS).”

The conference aims at creating a platform for enabling networking of Institutes, learning from best practices in BRICS countries, creating avenues for Inter-professional collaborations and research in addition to deliberations on Nursing Education regulation practice in BRICS nations. Around 30 to 40 delegates from professional nursing associations from BRICS Countries i.e. Brazil, Russia, China and South Africa were part of Second BRICS Nurses forum along with 150 nursing professionals from India.

During the Forum, nursing leaders from BRICS nations – Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa – delved on various areas such as cross sharing of the nursing landscape, PESTLE analysis of nurses role in improving healthcare, SWOT analysis of nursing leadership followed by group work on improving inter-professional collaborations. The BRICS National Nurses Associations agreed to establish a long-term cooperative partnership through discussion and friendly consultation, coordinate position in International organisation and settings and lead to the international Nursing Development, strength academic exchanges on Nursing Science in various field and promote nursing and health services development.

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