6th International Conference
Quality and Its Perspectives
The Legacy of Florence Nightingale on the Path to Modern Care
April 21, 2021
The Faculty of Health Studies, University of Pardubice, in cooperation with the Faculty of Health Sciences and Social Work, Trnava University, Slovakia, the Faculty of Nursing of the Ankara University, Turkey, and the Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Bielsko-Biała, Poland, are organizing the 6th International Conference The Legacy of Florence Nightingale on the Path to Modern Care.
Originally, we planned the conference in April 2020 but due to the worldwide COVID-19 pandemic, the conference was postponed until 2021. The World Health Organization designated the year 2020 as the “Year of the Nurse and Midwife”, in honour of the 200th birth anniversary of Florence Nightingale.
Florence Nightingale, who is also known as the “Lady with the Lamp” thanks to her night rounds to aid her patients, was born on May 12, 1820. Since childhood, she was very progressive, and against the wishes of her parents, she stablished the world's first professional school of nursing. As a consequence, nursing became a respected profession. Florence Nightingale left behind an inspiring legacy for nurses and midwives all over the world, as they seek their path to modern nursing care and this important anniversary has led to the decision to keep the same theme of the conference for 2021. Therefore, the 6th International Conference is dedicated to modern nursing care
in context of development of the presently respected non-medical professions.
The conference participants can look forward to presentations by foreign experts. Of great interest will be a paper that will be presented by Assoc. Prof. Kelley M. Anderson, Georgetown University, Washington, D.C., USA. Her presentation will focus on the status of nurses in the U.S. healthcare system.
Target audience: the conference welcomes academic staff, researchers, and professionals who represent the nursing and midwifery disciplines as well as other professionals who represent other health care / social sphere disciplines. Registration will bee launched until the end of this year 2020.
The selected full-text papers will be considered for publication in the supplementum of the Journal of Medical Practice (ISSN 1805-4544) indexed in Scopus (https://www.scopus.com/sourceid/17134).
In accordance with the Nursing Now campaign and the Nightingale Challenge, the faculty plans to organize the Nursing Leadership Forum.
Additionally, one part of the conference is the 15th National Scientific Conference of bachelor and master healthcare (non-medical) disciplines, which takes place on April 22, 2021.
Mgr. Miroslava Jiráková
email: firstname.lastname@example.org ; phone: +420 466 037 804
Contact person for the international conference and students conference