World of Irish Nursing & Midwifery May 2019


Alsoatthelaunchwere(l-r):ChristineMcDermott,ANPneonatology,Rotunda Hospital;KarenBrennan,ANPemergencydepartment,SouthTipperaryGeneral Hospital;and DanielaLehwaldt,assistantprofessorand internationalliaison, SchoolofNursingandHumanSciences,DublinCityUniversity

Ibukan Oyedele, staff nurse, Cherry Orchard Hospital, at the Nursing Now Ireland launch

Howard Catton, CEO, International Council of Nurses

ICN CEO; Elizabeth Adams, president of the European Fed- eration of Nurses Associations (EFN); and Dame Christine Beasley, Nursing Now board member and trustee of the Bur- dett Trust for Nursing. There were also three pres- entations to showcase the work and contribution of nurses from: • Ailish Byrne, senior staff nurse (RNID) with the Muiriosa Foundation, who spoke about the role of nurses in caring

for people with intellectual disabilities • Shirley Ingram, advanced nurse practitioner at Tallaght Hospital, who provided an out- line of her role as a specialist in chest pain and assessment • Roisin O’Connell, student nurse (intern) at Waterford Institute of Technology, who outlined her experience as student nurse and her expec- tations and hopes as a nurse. Running until the end of 2020, the bicentenary of

Florence Nightingale’s birth and the WHO Year of the Nu rs e , t he Nu rs i ng Now campaign aims to improve perceptions of nurses, enhance their influence and maximise their contributions to ensur- ing that everyone everywhere has access to health and healthcare. F o r f u r t h e r i n f o r m a - tion visit or www. nu rs i ngnow. o rg o r follow the campaign on social media.

nurses in leadership are chang- ing the face of healthcare delivery in Ireland and world- wide. Innovative and effective developments in nurse-led and delivered healthcare are improving health outcomes and delivering more economic healthcare. Fundamentally, nurses are improving lives, our society and economies and we can do more when nurses are empowered to do their job.” Global speakers at the launch included: Howard Catton,

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