Reflections on World breast feeding awareness week 2022 1st to 7th August 2022

The aim of the World Health Assembly (WHA) is to increase the global rate of exclusive breastfeeding to at least 50% by 2025. In 2018 a World health Assembly resolution endorsed World Breastfeeding Week (WBW) as an important promotion strategy. Each year WBW delivers a campaign to galvanise action related to breastfeeding.   Sadly, I continue … Read more Reflections on World breast feeding awareness week 2022 1st to 7th August 2022

IFNA International Nurses Day Photo Social Media Campaign

Each year, International Nurses Day on the 12th of May recognises the contributions of nurses worldwide. These year’s theme was Nursing: A Voice to Lead. Sparked by an idea from IFNA President Veronica Swallow, the IFNA Communications Committee sent out a request for members to share photos on Twitter using #NursesDay or #IND2022 and tag @IFNAorg to … Read more IFNA International Nurses Day Photo Social Media Campaign

It’s a matter of social justice – a ‘voice’ to influence policies affecting health

Alison Morton, Executive Director at Institute of Health Visiting Across the globe, nations are focusing their efforts on rebuilding in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic and its wider impacts. In England, these impacts have been felt acutely by families with babies and young children. We are incredibly proud of the role that health visitors … Read more It’s a matter of social justice – a ‘voice’ to influence policies affecting health

Working with families to support their child with a learning disability/autism

Dr Angela Ridley, Senior Lecturer at Northumbria University Chloe Hawkins, Student Registered Nurse Learning Disabilities at Northumbria University Join  #lLDWeek2022  @LD_Northumbria  Many people are unaware of the Registered Nurse Learning Disabilities. This piece gives insight into the role, by discussing how students are prepared to support families who have children with learning disabilities/autism. As well … Read more Working with families to support their child with a learning disability/autism

The importance of family in end of life care

Dr Christine English St Oswald’s hospice staff, that I work with as a trustee, have won a number of prestigious awards recently, including Hospice UK Innovation in Care, Charity Retailer of the Year, and Northern Power Transformational Leadership. However, their latest award made me really, really smile. Why? Well, it was a Lord Mayor’s design … Read more The importance of family in end of life care

Responding to the developing situation in Ukraine

Re-shared from the International Family Nursing Association statement made on March 1st, 2022 As family nurses, the International Family Nursing Association (IFNA), stands in solidarity with all people who are being so tragically affected by the Russian military invasion of Ukraine. IFNA embraces a compassionate family focus on health, social justice, human dignity, and respect … Read more Responding to the developing situation in Ukraine

Rare disease day 2022

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RARE DISEASE DAY 2022🦓

Today is international rare disease day, a day which means so much to me as a person with multiple rare diseases! There are over 6000 rare diseases and so many people have to fight for care every single day meaning they have to teach and guide healthcare professionals rather than the other way round!

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Webinar – Partnerships with Families Living with Rare Diseases

We invite you to attend our fifth IFNA – UK and Ireland Chapter webinar, titled “Re-shape, Re-form, Re-imagine a True Partnership With Families Living With Rare Diseases.” The free webinar will take place on Monday 28 February 2022, from 12.30pm until 2pm GMT, on Zoom. Click here to register! Coinciding with Rare Disease Day, the … Read more Webinar – Partnerships with Families Living with Rare Diseases

Veronica Swallow talks about planetary health

Minimizing organizational impact on the planet through sustainable practices As an international nursing association with over 450 members from 38 countries, IFNA has already shown a powerful commitment to the promotion of planetary health through launching the IFNA Position Statement on Planetary Health and Family Health and hosting this blog series to promote action by … Read more Veronica Swallow talks about planetary health