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Patients’ Perspective of Attending Nursing Consultations
A chronic disease means having to manage challenges in everyday life while striving day-in, day-out to manage one’s health and care regimen.
Patients with chronic disease and their nurses have long been convinced that scheduled time with the nurse allows the patient to work out what is important for them and to find ways to adapt and manage their lives with chronic disease.
In this pilot and feasibility study by Jyette Graarup and Ida Elisabeth Højskov, the results show that scheduled patient-centred nurse consultations make sense for the patients. Patients found the interventions to be both meaningful and useful in managing their lives with their chronic disease.
The study took place with people with advanced lung and heart failure. As an answer to requests by patients to avail of a space of freedom, nursing consultations were set up. This necessitated planning for and providing scheduled time with the nurse.
The consultations were patient-centred, based on the framework outlined by Rosemarie Parse. The nurses used open-ended questions allowing the patients to reflect on and define their health and experiences. The scheduled time with the nurse was described by patients as a confidential moment to deal with their disease and its challenges and to find a new normality in everyday life.
You can read the full study here.
Retrospective International Year of the Nurse and Midwife 2020 by The International Society for Telemedicine and eHealth and International SOS
Just ahead of International Nurses’ Day on May 12th, The International Society for Telemedicine and eHealth (ISfTeH) and International SOS have published their retrospective report on a year during which nurses demonstrated their skills and engagement for better health and care for people worldwide.
The ISfTeH Telenursing Working Group envisions nurses extending their reach through technology and improving the quality of healthcare delivery worldwide. 
In parallel, the ISfTeH Working Group on Women develops actions to support and promote the role of women in the areas of telemedicine and eHealth in the world.
International SOS provides medical and travel risk insurance. Nurses make up a large part of their global workforce and use telehealth extensively.
In the report you will find:
-A view on what COVID-19 means for digital health among nurses & midwives
-Nursing and telehealth: the role of nurses
-Commentaries on behalf of the International Council of Nurses and Nursing Now
-Stories from the frontline (contributions from ISfTeH members and International SOS staff)
-References of papers published in the Journal of the International Society for Telemedicine & eHealth (JISfTeH) by nurses and midwives
-Women and nursing resources from the WeObservatory (The Women Observatory for eHealth)
-Papers from the JISfTeH Special Theme Issue on Telehealth in Nursing (2020).
You can access the retrospective here
Nurse-Led Vaccination
The Covid-19 pandemic still affects the lives of millions of people, but vaccination is bringing hope. While the availability and distribution of vaccines are major issues worldwide, the rollout of effective vaccination can be managed using nurse-led mass vaccination centres in populated areas.
Nurses have spent 2020 upskilling themselves, including preparation for vaccination.
Nurses worldwide are already to the forefront of mass vaccination efforts for other diseases in schools and primary care settings.
The Chief Executive Officer of the Australian College of Nursing, Adjunct Professor Kylie Ward FACN stipulates that “Nurses need to be at the centre of any mass vaccination model.”
Read about the position of the Australian College of Nursing here 
Nursing leadership in a time of crisis
In the last year, many voices have been raised to make known the essential role of nurses in healthcare leadership and to demand a greater number of seats for nurses at policy-making level.
We have seen nurses get this seat, such as Susan Orsega, an advanced nurse practitioner who has been named Surgeon General in the United States.
Programs are being rolled out with the aim of developing high-level leadership skills for nurses working at healthcare policy level, such as the Global Nursing Leadership Institute under the auspices of the International Council of Nurses.
But what about all the nurses who are practicing leadership in clinical settings? 
What are the skills needed by these clinical nurse leaders during the crisis we are living through with the Covid19 pandemic? 
Clinical nurse leaders need vision and values that are clearly perceivable. Leading by example is a great way of showing these. 
They must be good at communicating with their teams and that includes listening. 
Caring for staff, who are incredibly stressed, is absolutely essential. Team members need emotional support to face the challenges of caring for patients and their families during the pandemic.
Here at Connecting Nurses, we found this article in the Nursing Times (UK) to be very helpful in providing practical guidance for better leadership for nurses.
Read more here 
Looking back on 2020, The International Year of the Nurse and the Midwife

2020 was to be the year that highlighted the need to support and develop nursing and midwifery practice and leadership, to help achieve the goal of Health For All. But the Covid19 pandemic meant that it didn't go as planned. 

Nursing Now highlights how nurses and midwives around the world rose to the challenge of caring for people, their families and communities, while often struggling to access basic PPE and equipment. A terrible toll has been paid by nurses and healthcare workers.

The complexities of managing the care of patients with Covid19 have been to the forefront of the media. This had brought recognition of the essential role of nurses and midwives, who provide leadership and coordination as well as direct patient care. 

Let's continue highlighting nursing practice and leadership in 2021, designated Year of Health and Care Workers by the World Health Organization.

Read more here

Connecting Nurses celebrates #WorldDiabetesDay

This year, #WorldDiabetesDay is praising the role #nurses play in disease management, focusing on promoting the role of nurses in the prevention and management of diabetes. Learn more on

Nurses currently account for over half of the global health workforce

They do outstanding work to support people living with a wide range of health concerns

As the number of people with diabetes continues to rise across the world

The role of nurses becomes increasingly important in managing the impact of the condition and support patient empowerment.

Nursing and midwifery. WHO. Accessed November 2020.


Nurses, midwives : discover a new guide published by Millennia 2025 to facilitate discussions related to the influenza vaccine

For Nurses and Midwives, it is important to know how to talk about vaccination: what to say, how to answer questions about Flu, where to find websites and material to share with people and patients, how and when to leverage social media.
Discover the new guide published by Millennia 2025 here

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