1st LIVE WEBINAR ON INTERNATIONAL NURSES WEEK
In collaboration with ECHO India
” Nurses: A voice to lead, Nursing the world to health”
At the time of Pandemic COVID-19
CNRS organized its first live webinar on the theme “Nurses: A voice to lead. Nursing the World to Health” (ICN Nurses Day Theme, 2020) on 16th May 2020 at 3:00 to 5:30 pm. We were fortunate to have it live which was facilitated by Echo India, a non-profit organization who serves as the ‘Operating System’ for healthcare in India and fully integrated into the public health system. It is our proud moment, exclusively we the first Nursing society who collaborated with Echo India. Zoom was the platform for the webinar session. Approximately around 650 participants enthusiastically attended the live webinar.
Dr. Swati Rane, Vice-President has moderated the whole session. At the start, Mrs. Shashi Bala, President introduced by moderator and President gave an introduction about CNRS, its mission, vision, objectives, purposes, and activities. Later, President welcomed Mrs. Uma Handa, Advisor and Chairperson of the Webinar. She quoted that Nursing is the toughest profession in the world. Nurses are expected to provide selfless care at 24 x 7 constantly. She added that like any other profession Nursing care is Kriya and karma. She emphasized that Karma is selfless service provided to the patients. Compassion, empathy, care with dignity, responsibility, competency, confidence, courage, communication, commitment are most important aspects nurses maintain while caring the patients. After her address, Dr. Neerja Sood, Chairperson, Research Committee has dealt about health system, Govt of India’s initiatives, Nurses roles. Her session was thoughtful and she reminded Nurses role in preparedness of health system. After her deliberations, Dr. Latha R, Ex Joint Director of Nursing Education, DME, Kerala spoke about “Professionalism, possibilities and pitfalls: Nurses role as a partner and leader in health”. Her insightful session inspired each participant. Followed by her session, Dr. Sukhpal Kaur, Editor-in-chief, CNRS discussed about myths of nursing, how to break the stereotype in nursing profession and she inspired the nurses how to raise the profile of nursing. Next, Dr. Rita Kamal Lakhani, Chairperson, Bye Laws committee discussed about Challenges to nursing the world to health. She pointed about challenges in Nursing education, Nursing leadership and Nursing research. Her session created interest in the participants and some of them asked questions in regard to her topic. At the end, Ms. Roopa Rawat, Joint Secretary, CNRS has boosted the participants with some positive thoughts to be followed in these crucial times. She emphasized on positive thinking, self-care and maintain dignity in the profession.
After her energetic session, Mr. Chris Thomas, Secretary was called by Moderator and he commented that CNRS will surely bring some nationwide movement in Indian Nursing Research and lastly rendered vote of Thanks. At the end, Moderator requested each speaker to answer some of the questions asked by the participants. Overall live webinar was successful in terms of its organization, coordination, participation and deliberations.