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PAHO Summit Presentations Now Online

Published: May 7, 2015
group meeting during PAHO summit
Adriana Roncancio, nursing student and volunteer translator, speaks at the PAHO summit.

Speakers' presentations from the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) Universal Access to Health and Universal Health Coverage: Advanced Practice Nursing Summit are now available to view.

From April 15-17, McMaster hosted 30 nurses and health professionals from across Latin and Central America for the summit, which generated discussion around the role of the advanced practice nurse (APN) in the Americas. The aim is ultimately to broaden the scope of nursing practice in Primary Health Care (PHC) in this region to include APNs.

Currently, unlike in the US and Canada, there is little evidence of APN education, practice and regulation in Central and South American countries.

Speakers’ presentations ranged from an exploration of nursing practice, regulation and education in specific regions, including Spain and the Caribbean, to a look at advanced practice nursing in the United States and Canada, where there is an established regulatory framework.

All of the speaker presentations from the summit are now available to download. Please click on a presentation to view it.

Nursing Human Resources: Evidence Required for Change – A Global Perspective

Towards a Global Strategy on nursing and human resources for health and universal health coverage - Health Workforce 2030

Strategy for Universal Access to Health and Universal Health Coverage

Advanced Practice Nurse In Spain (English) La Enfermera de Práctica Avanzada en España (Spanish)

Nursing practice, regulation and education
in the context of APN in the

Advanced Practice Nursing in the United States

Recursos Humanos para la Salud

Advanced Practice Nursing In Primary Health Care In Canada

En el horizonte de la Enfermería de Chile

Shared Vision and Strategic Communication to Advance ALADEFE

YouTube video: "At the Heart of It All: Nurses & Midwives for Universal Health Coverage"


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