International Nurses’ Day, taking the theme “Nurses – A Force For Change: Improving Health Systems’ Resilience” this year, fell on May 12th 2016. Just a few days earlier, International Day of the Midwife took place on May 5th 2016.
To help commemorate these two occasions, the World Health Organisation (WHO) has circulated a recently developed compendium of good practice in nursing and midwifery. This compendium presents 55 case studies from 18 countries, and illustrates the fundamental importance nurses and midwives, across the European region, in enhancing public health and well-being in different care settings.
One of the contributions selected from the UK for this international compendium summarises work at the Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust in improving the care of people with dementia receiving acute hospital in-patient treatment.
Bowley, K. (2015). [England, UK:] Creating a dementia friendly hospital (Case study 41). In: Nurses and midwives: a vital resource for health. European compendium of good practices in nursing and midwifery towards Health 2020 goals. Copenhagen: World Health Organisation Regional Office for Europe, September 8th 2015. (p.42).
WHO analysis and categorisation appears on p.14, p.51, and p.67.
Related comments, on the contributions of nurses and midwives, have been issued by Jane Cummings, the Chief Nursing Officer for England. Marking International Nurses Day, the author discusses the NHS England Compassion in Practice Strategy and the forthcoming Leading Change, Adding Value initiative:
Leadership and change will bring us resilience – Professor Jane Cummings. London: NHS England, May 12th 2016.
The first of three related blogs, marking International Day of the Midwife:
Celebrating the midwife – Professor Jane Cummings. London: NHS England, May 6th 2016.
Tantalising Snippet: Always Leave Them Wanting More?
Brief news: The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust hosted fifty German dementia specialists as part of an excellence in dementia care programme sponsored by Bosch. [No further details supplied].
The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust host German dementia specialists. Wolverhampton: Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust, April 7th 2016.