International Journal of Palliative Nursing invites nominations for an award to recognise a nurse who has made a substantial difference to the experience of individuals in the palliative and end-of-life care phase. Dr Brian Nyatanga, Consultant Editor of the journal, who will present the award at the EAPC World Congress Online, and Laura Glenny, Editor, explain more…
Since its launch in 1995, International Journal of Palliative Nursing (IJPN) has been committed to promoting excellence in palliative and hospice care. It is now established as the leading journal for nurses working in this most demanding profession, covering all aspects of palliative care nursing in a way that is intelligent, helpful, accessible, and useful in daily practice.
The aim of IJPN is to provide nurses with essential information to help them deliver the best possible care and support for their patients. The journal publishes an unparalleled range of peer-reviewed clinical, professional and educational articles, as well as helpful information on practical, legal and policy issues of importance to all palliative nurses.
This year, IJPN is recognising a palliative care nurse of 2021. Palliative care helps to support individuals as they come to terms with the end of their life. This award recognises a nurse who has made a substantial difference to the experience of individuals in the palliative and end-of-life care phase. This may be in the care of terminally ill individuals and their families through innovations in symptom relief, psychological or spiritual care. This may include initiatives in service development that have resulted in service improvement for all, and support for other healthcare providers to excel in their own roles. Or this may be something exceptional, given the impact the COVID-19 pandemic has had on palliative nursing.
The award will be presented at the 17th World Congress Online of the European Association for Palliative Care (EAPC) – 6-8 October 2021. This is a prestigious event, and IJPN are delighted to have partnered with the EAPC to make this award possible. For more details about the congress, please visit the congress website.
The winner of the IJPN Palliative Care Nurse of the Year award will be invited to attend the virtual ceremony for free and will receive a subscription to the journal.
The award will be presented by Dr Brian Nyatanga in his capacity as the consultant editor for IJPN.
Nominate your nurse of the year…
Please submit no more than 300 words describing what the nurse has done to deserve the award. Your nomination should be received by 31st July 2021 latest, and should be sent to Laura Glenny: firstname.lastname@example.org
Your nomination should demonstrate the nominee’s outstanding achievement in each of the five areas listed below:
- The impact that this individual has had on patient and family care
- Clear evidence of how this individual works within the context of the multidisciplinary team and the palliative service
- Good examples of an innovative and forward-thinking approach, with a balanced response to challenges
- A willingness to disseminate knowledge of good practice with examples of the strategies used, eg education initiatives and publications
- Commitment to palliative care – the nominee must be someone who clearly embraces and demonstrates the art and science of palliative care
A panel of judges, including the journal’s editor, will decide on the eventual winner. In the case of disagreement, the consultant editor will make the final decision and no appeal will be entered into.
We look forward to receiving your nominations.
- Email your nomination (maximum 300 words) to Laura Glenny by 31 July 2021.
- International Journal of Palliative Nursing website.
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