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“In Demand” Gerontology Nurses’ Conference

“In Demand” Gerontology Nurses’ Conference from The Selwyn Foundation, 13 August 2014

The Selwyn Foundation’s annual gerontology nurses’ conference (13 August 2014, 7.30am to 5.00pm, at the Waipuna Conference Centre, Auckland) is likely to be the largest yet.

“Every year, the conference grows. It’s truly in demand as the population ages, and as nursing turns more towards the increasing needs of the elderly,” says gerontology nurse practitioner and Director of Advanced Nursing Practice for The Selwyn Foundation, Isabella Wright. 150 nurses are expected this year. Isabella initiated the conference five years ago, and it is focused on leadership in aged care nursing, clinical and dementia issues of significance in gerontology nursing.

The Selwyn Foundation, a charitable trust which provides quality services to older people and their families and runs nine retirement villages in the upper North Island, hosts and part funds the event. “It is part of our service to elderly New Zealanders,” says Isabella. “It is the only conference of its kind in the country with expert nurses teaching other gerontology nurses. Through this event The Selwyn Foundation encourages and helps ensure better care for the elderly, and higher professional development for New Zealand gerontology nurses.”

The conference is designed for Clinical Co-ordinators, Registered Nurses and Enrolled Nurses working in gerontology.
Guest speakers include:
- Jackie Robinson (Nurse Practitioner, Auckland DHB): discussing palliative care, foods and fluids.
- Dr Michal Boyd (Nurse Practitioner and Senior Research Fellow with the Department of Geriatric Medicine at the University of Auckland): examining medication for older New Zealanders.
- Diana Hart (Respiratory Nurse Practitioner at Middlemore Hospital): looking at end of life issues for COPD.
- Linda Hutchings (one of New Zealand’s leading adult educators): providing inspiration to nurses in a fast changing environment.
Cost is $150 per person. Conference registration and further details are available at www.selwyncare.org.nz

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