Worldwide overview of critical care nursing organizations and their activities

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Williams, G
Chaboyer, W
Thornsteindóttir, R
Fulbrook, P
Shelton, C
Chan, D
Wojner, A
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Vivien De Back

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2001
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While critical care has been a specialty within nursing for almost 50 years, with many countries having professional organizations representing these nurses, it is only recently that the formation of an international society has been considered. A three-phased study was planned: the aim of the first phase was to identify critical care organizations worldwide; the aim of the second was to describe the characteristics of these organizations, including their issues and activities; and the aim of the third was to plan for an international society, if international support was evident. In the first phase, contacts in 44 countries were identified using a number of strategies. In the second phase, 24 (55%) countries responded to a survey about their organizations. Common issues for critical care nurses were identified, including concerns over staffing levels, working conditions, educational programme standards and wages. Critical care nursing organizations were generally favourable towards the notion of establishing a World Federation of their respective societies. Some of the important issues that will need to be addressed in the lead up to the formation of such a federation are now being considered.

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International Nursing Review

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48

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4

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© 2001 Blackwell Publishing. The definitive version is available at [www.blackwell-synergy.com.]

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Nursing

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