1. Nursing theory and practice
The nursing profession has developed substantially over time, transferring from dependence upon total scientific course providing primary care into an unbiased practice modality with its own nursing theory practice, nursing fashions and wonderful nursing interventions. Nursing theory is defined as ‘a notion, policy or procedure proposed or followed as the premise of motion’. Nursing theory is an organized framework of standards and functions designed to guide the practice of nursing.Nursing theories influence everyday nursing exercise. Most nurses employ many theories in exercise as opposed to the usage of one idea exclusively. Using a variety of nursing theories during a given day, allows the nurse to choose the best theory to fit the situation. In an ideal setting, nursing theories serve to prove underpinnings to nursing care in every patient encounter. They help nurses use critical thinking skills, analytical skills and improve concept comprehension. Nursing theories improve patient care, patient outcomes, and nurse-patient communication. Using nursing theories in practice, new knowledge and data are gleaned that can influence the future of nursing practice.
Nursing theories are a relatively new component of the nursing profession. Despite their recent appearance, nursing theories have a made a strong and lasting impact on the education, training and development of professional nurses. They have also influenced patient care and outcomes in everyday nursing practice. As the nursing profession continues to evolve and define itself, new nursing theories will be needed to guide nurses practicing at the bedside. Future nurse theorists should remain true to their clinical roots, making sure that theories continue to be applicable to nursing practice in the ever-changing healthcare landscape.
2. Nursing care education and Research
The nursing process is a scientific method used to ensure quality patient care that was first described in the 1950s and encompassed three steps. Today there are six steps in the nursing process: Assessment, nursing diagnosis, outcome identification, planning, implementation and evaluation. Each of these steps can be further divided into a number of individual steps, all with the goal of improving patient care. Many nursing theories incorporate the nursing process into their foundations. Other theories expand upon the nursing process and may add additional steps. Nursing theories can be helpful at all stages of the nursing process and may guide a nurse to perform specific actions or make certain decision during patient care.
3. Nursing Law
Legal nursing is a highly specialized field that bridges the gap between medicine and the law. Lawyers, prosecutors and judges may be experts in legal matters but they are not always familiar with the field of medicine. When trying certain cases such as clinical negligence or malpractice, medical fraud or criminal cases, they often need expert help to understand complicated medical terminology or to interpret charts and records. This is where medical experts come into play. Nurses who work in legal nursing are called Legal Nurse Consultants. Legal nurse consultants work in a wide range of settings. Some of the more common settings include large law firms, private lawyers’ offices, hospitals, clinics, insurance and pharmaceutical companies and governmental agencies. While larger law firms, hospitals, insurance companies and governmental agencies may have legal nurse consultants on their permanent payroll, smaller law firms and private clinics tend to hire these specialists on a contract basis.
4. Health care consumerism and E-health
Consumerism s an intriguing trend that bears a close watching in the past decade. Consumerism is a buzzword that means different things to different people with different interests. In its truest sense, consumerism is a movement seeking to protect the rights of consumers by requiring such practices as honest packaging, labeling and advertising, fair pricing and increased safety standards. In health care, a consumer has come to mean a more informed participant, perhaps one who uses internet to obtain information about health, diseases and quality ratings of providers and hospitals. Defined as such, consumerism is a positive development in healthcare. However, in industry, consumerism also refers to type of health insurance plan caked a consumer directed health plan that gives the consumer more choices about how his or her insurance dollars will be spent. And in practice, this means, plainly stated, that the consumer is paying for more of health care costs. This shift in trend has largely impacted the functioning of health care professionals such as doctors and nurses – in both positive and negative way. This is a highly debatable topic and has both pros and cons to it. Pros being increased pay and better technologies to be put to service, whereas cons being decreasing number of consumers fearing increased charges.
5. Forensic Emergency nursing
Forensic emergency nursing is the application of clinical nursing practice to trauma survivors or to those whose death is pronounced in the clinical environs, involving the identification of unrecognized, unidentified injuries and the proper processing of forensic evidence. Forensic nursing involves providing best clinical care, as well as medical and legal experience, through effectively identifying and preserving evidence that can be handed over to law enforcement, to be used in the investigation and prosecution of the case. Forensic nurses work in a variety of roles, ranging from sexual assault to domestic violence, child abuse and neglect, elder mistreatment, death investigation, corrections and in the aftermath of mass disasters. According to the International Association of Forensic Nurses, most forensic nurses work in hospitals, community anti-violence programs, coroner’s and medical examiner’s offices, corrections institutions and in psychiatric hospitals.
6. Clinical nursing care
Clinical nursing demands a higher level of skill in clinical decision making, especially when it comes to problem identification and solution, and analyzing and interpreting clinical data. As a clinical nurse specialist, one is expected to demonstrate both clinically and professionally to be able to monitor for acute changes and deterioration and know how to manage that and know how to liaise with the doctors and the teams.
It’s a role that also involves leadership skills, with clinical nurse specialists often required to act as a mentor or preceptor to less experienced nurses, such as graduate nurses. Clinical nurse specialists are required to support and contribute to quality improvement and research projects within their area of practice and their ward, unit or department, and are considered a valuable clinical practice resource to other nurses and health professionals. Clinical nurse specialists must also be dedicated to pursuing professional development, whether its holding a membership of a relevant professional body or group, attending conferences and seminars to advance their learning or contributing to the education of others.
7. Cancer Nursing
Oncology nurses work in multi-disciplinary teams, in a variety of settings, from the inpatient ward, to the bone marrow transplant unit, to the community. Oncology nurses often serve as the first line of communication, and help coordinate the many aspects of care throughout cancer treatment. They may perform number of duties. An Oncology Nurse provides care for cancer patients and those at risk for getting the disease. Oncology nurses must manage both the symptoms of a patient’s disease and the side effects of various cancer treatments. They monitor physical conditions, prescribe medication, and administer chemotherapy and other treatments. Oncology nurses witness much suffering but this stress is offset by the long-term relationships they often develop with patients and their families.
8. Community nursing
Working in a variety of environments, from clinics and health centers to residential accommodation and patients' own homes, community nurses help meet the needs of elderly, disabled or vulnerable patients who may not be able to easily visit the hospital. Community nurses are trained to perform a variety of nursing procedures which may include:
9. Women health and midwifery
Midwifery, also known as obstetrics, is the health profession that deals with the specialization in pregnancy, childbirth, and the postpartum period (including care of the new-born), besides reproductive and sexual health of women throughout their lives. Midwives are the community of nurses who take care of the women bearing a child with help of consultants and referrals. The actual duty of the midwife is to look after a pregnant woman and her baby throughout the antenatal period, during labor and child birth.
10. Travel nurse
Travel nursing is a nursing appointment concept that developed in response to the nursing shortage. This management provides nurses who travel to work in pro tempore nursing positions, mostly in hospitals. While travel nursing refers specifically to the nursing profession, it can also be used to refer to a variety of travel healthcare sites, including physical therapy, professional therapy, speech-language pathology, hospitals and even doctors and dentists.
11. Disaster Nursing
Disaster nursing refers to management and response of nurses during disasters. There are manmade disasters like wars, industrial accidents, natural disasters like earthquake, hurricane and the response of the nurses plays a vital role during disasters. The disaster nursing includes prevention, preparedness, and response and recovery phases. It requires coordination of different departments to avoid and manage disasters.
12.Psychiatric nurse practitioner
Psychiatric nursing is the medical specialty that diagnoses and treats mental disorders, usually those requiring medication. Psychiatry is now a highly visible activity, lack of care in the community, compulsion, suicide, drug and alcohol abuse are few motivations. Starting with the identification of the major mental illnesses and how they are considered distinction from normality. Flourishing of psychoanalysis and its later transformation into more accessible psychotherapies give a chance for better understanding. Modern psychiatry too brings with it new controversies such as the medicalization of normal life, the power of the drug companies and the use of psychiatry as an agent of social control.
13.Home health care
With all essential services being delivered at home in today’s world, health care has also advanced to a level such that, there arises no requirement to go to the hospital. Right from physiotherapy to injections, every treatment is nowadays available at door service. Nurses are so highly skilled and equipped that they do not require any doctor’s supervision for such treatments. Home health care hence has been a growing field.
14. Wearable technology and Remote patient monitoring
With the growing advancement in technology, healthcare is also a service that has reaped maximum benefits. Right from analysis of patients’ data to testing, every procedure has become so technologically advanced that it requires only supervision. Nurses now no longer must prepare themselves with the patients’ medical history, thanks to google glass, that displays every detail in just a click.
15. Nursing credentials and certifications
Credentials for practising nursing range from basic fellowships( eg.FAAN) to Doctorate in nursing practice or PhD. (DNP). These credentials are the basic requirements for an induvidual to practice nursing. Apart from these there are various certifications that offer specialization in some particular field eg. Gerontological Nursing practice - GNP-BC. These credentials are provided by associations like Americal Nursing Cretialing center, American academy of Nursing, etc.
Global Nursing Care and Practitioners Meeting
July 09-10, 2018 in Bangkok, Thailand
Summary of the conference
Nursing Care Meeting 2018 welcomes attendees, presenters, and exhibitors from all over the world to Bangkok, Thailand. We are delighted to invite you all to attend and register for the “Global Nursing Care and Practitioners Meeting” which is going to be held during July 09-10, 2018 in Bangkok, Thailand. The organizing committee is gearing up for an exciting and informative conference program including plenary lectures, symposia, workshops on a variety of topics, poster presentations and various programs for participants from all over the world. We invite you to join us at the Nursing Care Meeting 2018, where you will be sure to have a meaningful experience with scholars from around the world. All members of the Nursing Care Meeting 2018 organizing committee look forward to meeting you in Bangkok, Thailand.
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Importance & Scope:
Nursing Care Meeting 2018 deals with nursing practice, nursing education, types of nursing, competence of nurses in ICU, critical nursing, clinical nursing, nursing law, innovations in nursing, community nursing and healthcare and management. There is a worldwide shortage of nurses but there is also an increased demand for nurses with enhanced skills who can manage a more diverse, complex and acutely ill patient population than ever before. As a result, a variety of nurses in advanced practice positions has evolved around the world. Nursing conferences provide a platform for the experts in the field from all over the globe as we share experiences and knowledge and work together on ensuring a just reproductive health. This event includes prompt keynote presentations, oral talks, poster presentations and exhibitions.
Bangkok is the cultural, economic and political capital of Thailand. The city features both old-world charm and modern convenience. Many visitors in Bangkok are overwhelmed by the sheer size of the city and the vast number of attractions it has to offer. Indeed, there are many sightseeing opportunities in Bangkok, spanning for more than two centuries of rapid development following the city’s founding in 1782. As Bangkok is considered a transport hub and a popular travel destination in Asia, we believe it would be beneficial to all the delegates who are attending the conference. The city grew rapidly during the 1960s through the 1980s and now exerts a significant impact among Thailand's politics, economy, education, media and modern society.
The nursing profession in Thailand is 100 years young. During this brief time nursing has evolved from a hospital-based, apprentice training model taught by male physicians, to the development of doctoral programs taught by nurses who are prepared at the doctoral level. The development of professional nursing has been influenced by Western countries, in particular by close alliances with the United States. As in the United States, obstetric nursing has been guided by the need to decrease maternal and infant mortality. The high rates of maternal and infant mortality caused the early integration of midwifery courses into the nursing curriculum.
Why to attend?
Nursing conferences provides a global platform for exchanging ideas and make us updated about the latest innovations in nursing and healthcare. Opportunity to attend the presentations delivered by Eminent Scientists from all over the world.
Accepted abstracts will be published in Journal of Nursing and Healthcare and provided with DOI
Global networking: In transferring and exchanging Ideas
A Unique Opportunity for Advertisers and Sponsors at this International event.
Who should attend?
Leading world Doctors, registered Nurses, Professors, Associate Professors, Research fellows, Directors, Deans and many more from leading universities, companies and medical research institutions, hospitals sharing their novel researches in the arena of Nursing, Healthcare & Medicine.
Medical Professionals 40%
Nursing Associations and Societies in Thailand
Nursing Associations and societies globally
Major Nursing Universities in Bangkok
Nursing Universities in Thailand
Nursing Universities Globally
Market growth of Nursing Care Research in the last and upcoming ten years:
The past three decades have witnessed a remarkable growth in nursing care development. In both Korea and the United States, nurse scientists are poised to address important issues related to the prevention and management of significant health care problems. The need for greater nursing Care development in the areas of self-management, genetics, and geriatrics, health promotion across the lifespan, technology, and mental health are briefly highlighted. Future research efforts will be enhanced by interdisciplinary collaboration and the creation of international nursing research centers. At the same time, we need to remain cognizant of the importance of mentoring future nursing Care.
Thailand has long been a destination for international patients, due to its high-quality medical facilities, well trained doctors and other medical professionals, and competitive prices; these factors taken together have made Thailand the leading destination for foreign patients and medical tourism. Foreign patients numbered 2.35 million in 2013, and the number of foreign patients has grown nearly 11% (CAGR). Thailand features over 1,000 public hospitals, 300 private hospitals, and 50,000 trained physicians catering to medical procedures in a variety of fields.
In Thailand, there is one registered nurse per 477 population. 183,551 registered nurses and midwives are distributed in the Bangkok area with 24 hospitals, where else 9 hospitals and 19,899 registered nurses under Medical Service Department. The shortage of nurse in Thailand will remain until the future. It is evident from the demand from 2010 until 2019. However, there are only 146,890 nurses who still work in hospitals.
Relative to Asian neighbours and compared to global leaders, Thailand already has a large healthcare sector that is a leading priority of the Thai government. Thailand ranks as first in the ASEAN group in public healthcare expenditures, with 14% of the Thai budget allocated to healthcare; this figure also rates comparably to South Korea and China and ahead of India. Although large western countries outpace all countries in the region (the U.S. at approximately 17%, the U.K. at 9%), Thailand is in the fore of Asian countries in dedication to healthcare.
In many countries nurses and midwives constitute more than 50% of the national health workforce. Though globally, it is estimated that by 2030, the shortage of nurses and midwives will reduce from the current 9 million to 7.6 million, the shortage in the African and Eastern Mediterranean Regions will actually worsen.
Market Value on Pharmaceutical Research
The Thai pharmaceutical sector is another strong contributor to Thailand’s economy and is growing at an unprecedented rate. Currently leading the ASEAN region, Thailand is expected to rank as the eighth-largest national pharmaceutical market in the Asia-Pacific region this year. Thai universities, medical schools, government, and pharmaceutical firms are busily engaged at all levels of the pharmaceutical industry, from research and development through initial testing, clinical trials, to production and marketing. The market has continued to grow in recent years and achieved 6.12% in annualized growth over the past five years. Thailand is an active participant in the international pharmaceutical trade, both as an importer and exporter, creating a wealth of opportunities for international firms in the sector. The largest share of imports understandably come from U.S., Chinese, German, and Swiss firms. Thailand’s pharmaceutical exports are concentrated most in the region, with ASEAN markets the majority and Myanmar, Vietnam, and Cambodia the biggest markets in the region. Thailand imported over $2.2 billion in pharmaceuticals in 2016, a considerable increase from $1.8 billion just two years ago. In 2016, over 65% of Thailand’s pharmaceutical imports came from the United States, Europe, and Canada. The Thai pharmaceutical market was valued at over $5 billion in 2016, making it the second largest market in Southeast Asia. The value of Thailand’s pharmaceutical market is expected to double by 2020. Pharmaceutical sales per-capita are also predicted to grow from $75 in 2016 to $125 by 2024. The value of the pharmaceutical market was estimated at $5.91 billion in 2015, and is expected to reach $9.47 billion in 2020, increasing at a projected CAGR of 10%.
Thailand medical tourism market surpassed US$ 4.6 Billion mark in 2016. Thailand, being a world leader in medical tourism, has world-class medical facilities with its high-profile private hospitals and clinics. Thailand has been one of the favorite medical tourism destinations for all over the world. This may be primarily due to the cultural heritage, state-of-the-art medical facilities, personalized hospitality and reasonable medical costs. Thailand’s medical tourism industry is likely to grow at an impressive rate primarily due to its expanding network of medical facilities catering to international visitors and proactive marketing by tourism officials. Southeast Asia’s medical and healthcare industry is progressing into a new era. The rising middle class, ageing population and unprecedented growth in healthcare technologies have contributed to the overall growth of the medtech sector. According to PwC, the rapid shift in dollars within the industry is altering the healthcare business.
The positive trends in the healthcare market of Thailand can be attributed primarily to -
Thailand has given the healthcare industry top priority, as seen in the government’s expenditure on health care. The government spends14% of its total budget on the healthcare industry, which accounts for 4.6%of Thailand’s GDP; itis considered to be the highest among ASEAN countries
To strengthen Thailand’s position as the medical hub of Asia, the government’s support and increased demand in healthcare market have brought great opportunities for continual success in related fields including the medical services, pharmaceutical sectors and medical devices