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Free one-day virtual conference delivered on 2 December 2021

Future opportunities for the pioneering nurse

This conference was jointly delivered by St Christopher’s CARE and ICPCN on the 2nd December 2021.The ICPCN is the global umbrella organisation for children’s palliative care, with a mission to achieve the best quality of life and care for children and young people with life-threatening or life-limiting conditions, their families and carers worldwide.

A broad range of nurses attended, from students early in their training to chief nurse, government advisor and charity CEOs. Many countries were also represented. See here for a map of the location of some of the participants.

Within the programme of the day we:

  1. Explored the characteristics of a pioneering nurse, drawing on the work of Florence Nightingale and Cicely Saunders, two nurses who changed the world.
  2. Provided insights into the work of some leading contemporary pioneering nurses, and how they achieve significant impact, often against the odds.
  3. Provided suggestions for the development of pioneering skills and attributes in today’s pioneer nurses.
  4. Celebrated the achievements and nursing journey of pioneering nurses around the world.