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1st International Conference of the German Society of Nursing Science

Deutsche Gesellschaft für Pflegewissenschaft e. V.

04.05. - 05.05.2018, Berlin


Dear Colleagues,

Healthcare and care systems worldwide are being faced with great challenges. One of the major challenges for Western society in the future is the increasing amount of care required for the increasing number of older persons in our ageing society. Not only that, new medical developments, which make it possible for badly injured or seriously ill people to survive, are often accompanied by the need for long, complex nursing measures.

However, in many places there is an imminent or already established lack of trained nursing staff, so that sufficient and high-quality care for those in need cannot be ensured. As a result, the healthcare challenges mentioned above require not only sound, innovative solutions, but highly qualified staff, who see their vocation as an attractive development prospect.

With this background in mind, the 1st International Conference of the German Society of Nursing Science addresses three central topics. We are looking at patient-oriented care, not only with regard to clinical nursing/care (care requirements, interventions, evaluations), but also with regard to the patients’ or users’ perspectives. High-quality, theory-based, empirical findings are sought after. These, however, can only be effective in practice if the care structures provide the appropriate support. High-quality research requires methods that are adequate for the matters concerned. The 1st International Conference of the German Society of Nursing Science would like to encourage methodical discussion in nursing science and will be setting a focus on methodical issues.

We would like to invite established nursing scientists/healthcare professionals who are conducting surveys or projects in nursing science or who are further developing basic theoretical nursing issues, or who would like to intensify methodical discussion to take part in the conference.

Our sincere thanks go to the Robert Bosch Foundation for financially supporting the conference.

On behalf of the Organising Committee
Prof. Dr. Renate Stemmer
Chair of the German Society of Nursing Science

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