The Brisbane Declaration on Culturally Sensitive Care was prepared during the annual WFCCN Congress 2016 in Brisbane, Australia by a working group of the World Federation of Critical Care Nurses with the objective to develop an international position statement that include recommendations to ensure the provision of culturally sensitive critical care nursing worldwide.
The European federation of Critical Care Nurses association (EfCCNa) and MICE-ICU Project group members Eva Barkestad (Sweden), Julie Benbenishty (Israel), Dr. Bronagh Blackwood (Northern Ireland), Irene Harth (Germany), Kaisa Jakobsson (Finland), Drago Satosek (Slovenia), Aleksandra Gutysz-Wojnicka (Poland) are happy to announce that their editorial about the project and its importance will be published in the September issue in the British Nursing Journal “Nursing in Critical Care”.
More details are available here: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/nicc.12313/full
From 24.-26 June 2017 a representative of assist International Human Resources will be making use of a valuable opportunity to introduce the MICE project at the Society for Intercultural Education, Training & Research (SIETAR) Europa congress in Dublin, Ireland. The congress will be attended by over 400 experts from the world of intercultural research who will be available to engage in dialogue about the motivation behind the project, the project content, the implementation and the practical use of the different intellectual output. This will serve on the one hand to ensure considerations related to the quality of the solution as well as already providing a valuable dissemination opportunity. It is expected that the online tool will be received with excitement and anticipation by those seeking to apply the tool in their work in this sector.
On April 24 and 25 we had the pleasure of attending the second partnership meeting within MICE project. The College of Nursing from Celje (Slovenia), is a relatively young institution, yet a recognized center for educating students in a modern way. The work at the meeting was very dynamic, and all participants were equally engaged in all discussions directly related to the project. The key aspect of this meeting was to determine the shape of the course for nurses working in intensive care units. The partners, taking into account the results of the research, jointly set up the framework and structure of the training materials, thereby defining the next steps to be taken in the project.
In the first phase of the project, College of Nursing in Celje (Slovenia) has analysed legislative, professional, ethical and educational bases connected with nursing care and found out that this field is sufficiently defined and regulated. The need to respect the diversity of patients is written only in the Slovenian Nursing Care Code of Ethics: Factors, such as race, ethnicity, religion, political beliefs, social status, age, gender sexual orientation, health status, disability must not in any way affect the attitude towards the patient. Nurses and Midwives Association of Slovenia issued in 2016 the document »Importance of education and teamwork model of work in nursing teams of intensive care units in Slovenian hospitals« with the goal to ensure quality, safety, efficiency and humanity health treatment of patients. View full post…
One of the European federation of Critical Care Nurses associations’ main responsibilities in the MICE-ICU project is the promotion of the project and dissemination of results to the main target group – critical care nurses from Europe. The group members agreed on the fact that appropriate information disseminated on a transnational level adds value in terms of project outcomes.
After the first project meeting in Poland in November 2016 the members of the dissemination group started with the introduction of the project to Critical Care nursing organisations in Europe. Through its 28 member organisations the European federation is able to reach approximately 25.000 Critical Care Nurses in Europe.
Additionally the group is aiming to ascertain a regular information flow regarding project news and achievements. The provision and distribution of printed and digital material is seen as another means to target groups.