Conference description: Nurses have forever known what nursing is and indeed why nurses matter. Every day in all the settings nurses practice, our value and importance are both affirmed and challenged. Circumstances, history, and systems can foster or hinder core values and expectations of who we are and what we do. Some are suggesting a re-envisioning of nursing; inviting us to celebrate the essence of our profession and its timeless commitments, while simultaneously urging us to lift our voices and energies to create the change we want to see. Ethics asks us to develop clarity on our meaning and purpose, to use our Code of Ethics for Nurses to reinforce what we are called to do, and to not just work around systems but to change them to reflect an ethic of caring. Nurses can make an immediate difference in their care of both patients, families, and with colleagues. Nursing’s impact can ripple across society in addressing some of the most pressing issues of our time: the epidemic of isolation and loneliness, inequities in health care, safe staffing, care of the most vulnerable, clinician burnout and the exodus from the nursing profession. Reconnecting to meaning and purpose becomes a wellspring to empower us to disrupt the status quo. Nursing’s contributions matter more than ever. Using the power of story and embracing the narrative of nurses, we hope that you will join us to reflect, dialogue, and celebrate who we are, what we can do, and how we can transform our profession in mighty ways.
Continuing Education Credits Offered: 14.5 credits for full conference
Presented By: Ethics of Caring Committee