“The IND theme for 2016 is : Nurses: A Force for Change: Improving health systems’ resilience.”
It is imperative that we identify in our organisations and in ourselves, opportunities to strengthen and develop resilience. By promoting the nursing voice, we can help guide improvements in the quality of health service delivery and inform health systems strengthening. Nurses’ input into health sector policies will help ensure that supportive work environments for practice are taken into account when policies are reformed. It is our duty to ensure that governments and policymakers understand that confident, well-informed nursing leaders who understand their role in developing a workforce to meet new challenges are essential to ensure the success of the SDGs and to meet the health challenges of the future.