What is the function of community nurses in other countries?

What functions and competencies do community nurses have? Canada or UK or what is the future of Primary Care in our country are some of the questions that will be raised in working days who organizes Navarra . College of Nursing Next Monday, June 6in Pamplona.

The meeting, as reported by the College in a press release, will be held in Baluarte with the motto Nurses in community care: an international perspective; an appointment where 260 nurses from the Autonomous Community have registered. Experts from Canada, the UK, the Netherlands and Spain will also take part in the session, which will analyze the role of community or primary care nurses in their respective regions.

The conference will be held from 9:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and will be opened by the Minister of Health, Santos Indurain, and the president of the Association, Isabel Iturrioz.


The session will start with the intervention of Gyslaine Desrosierspresident of the Interprofessional Council quebec (Canada), who will speak The nursing profession in community care: the Quebec experience. would follow Enrique Castro-Sanchezprofessor at the University of West London and Imperial College London (United Kingdom), whose conference will discuss Community Continuing Practice in the UK: not just nurses, not just caregivers”.

After the coffee break, he will talk Gertje Van Roesselinternational director of Buurtzorg, a home health care company from Dutch led by nurses, who will explain the history of this company and what it means for healthcare at home in their country.

To close the session, it will intervene Jose Ramon Martinez-Rieraprofessor at the University of Alicante and president of the Community Nursing Association (AEC), whose paper is entitled Community nurses in Spain: Reference, resource or instrument?

Both after each conference and at the end of the four presentations, question times will be open to participants, as indicated by the College.

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