NZFCNA conference 2012 Christchurch
The New Zealand Faith Community Nurses Association recently held their annual conference in Christchurch. The theme of the conference, which was attended by about 30 delegates from round the country and included three from Australia, was "Called together to bind the broken hearted": sustaining resilience when hope is wavering.
This was especially appropriate as we were in Christchurch. The conference for 2011 was to have been held in Christchurch but had to be cancelled because of the earthquakes. Presentations were given by members of the Board of the NZFCNA; Elaine Tyrrell on reflective practice; learning from our patients and their families, and Elizabeth Niven on Hope – in health and illness; in faith , in our lives.
NZNO Conference grant
Offered February 14, June 30th and October 31st
Up to $300.00 will be offered three times per year for Conference attendance (Ref: H212.06).
Registered Nurses, Registered Midwives or Enrolled Nurses are eligible to apply.
- Conference attendance will benefit nursing/midwifery/healthcare in New Zealand.
- Evidence of enrolment/attendance is included - receipt required.
- All applications must be typed – hand written applications will not be accepted.
Brief Report from the 2nd International Tongan Nurses Conference
The second International conference for Tongan nurses was held in Nuku'alofa Tonga from 30th May 2012 – 3rd June 2012, attended by more than 200 nurses from Australia, New Zealand and Tonga. The conference was joint venture by the Australian Tongan Nurses Association and Tongan Nurses Association. The theme of the conference CARING: The Essence of Practice For better Health Outcomes. We had speakers from different area of health services in Australia, New Zealand and Tonga but our keynote speaker was Mary Chiarella she's the Professor of Nursing at the University of Sydney and she spoke on nurse-led Primary Health Care: a Global Perspective.
ICN stresses critical need for evidence-based approach to nursing services
Geneva, Switzerland, 11 May 2012 - On the occasion of International Nurses Day 2012, the International Council of Nurses calls for an increase in evidence-informed decision making and practice. Nurses are often best placed to supply important information not only about care but also about context, population health and the role of key policy and social factors. This understanding is vital to local service innovation and the development of new ways of working.
PATRON OF ASSOCIATION
Sir David Moxon
Sir David John Moxon is a New Zealand Anglican bishop. He was until June 2017, the Archbishop of Canterbury's Representative to the Holy See and Director of the Anglican Centre in Rome. He was previously the Bishop of Waikato in the Diocese of Waikato and Taranaki, the archbishop of the New Zealand dioceses and one of the three primates of the Anglican Church in Aotearoa, New Zealand and Polynesia. In the 2014 New Year Honours, he was appointed a Knight Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit for services to the Anglican Church. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_Moxonv
Faye Davenport RN, Deacon, DipBus, BA, BTh, MN, MEd
Elaine Tyrrell QSM, MHealSci, BN, BSc, RNComp.
Barry Vaughan BSc. CEng (UK) MIET, C M Eng NZ (RET):
Dorothy Finlay Missionary RN (RET)
Wellington Regional Workshop Saturday 3rd March
...the day the 'weather bomb' hit Wellington with a vengeance. Local nurses Tanya Dunn, Paula Baynes and Hilary Black had arranged a programme designed to cover some of the problems encountered following disasters and had invited speakers who had responded to events in Christchurch and Australia. Of the 11 nurses expected, four were unable to attend due to the conditions and we congratulated those who travelled some distance for their determined efforts to join us.