Cuban congress highlights role of special care nurses

Photo: www.acn.cu/Marcelino Vázquez Hernández
Havana, Sep 13 (Prensa Latina) The decisive role of nurses in the comprehensive care of the critically ill and mother and child care are the closing subjects addressed this Friday during the debates of the 18th Congress of the Cuban Nursing Society.

Over three working days, delegates from 14 countries have analyzed and shared progress, achievements and the challenges of nursing, a fundamental element in the quality and excellence of medical services with a humanistic approach and universal coverage.

Views to be presented on humanized birth care and the development and perspectives of oncology nursing will also attract interest, issues on which Cuba will present its experiences and results as specialties that demand a high presence of nurses.

The event, which concludes this Friday, has been considered by its organizers as a positive space for enriching exchanges on this professional discipline, which due to its continuous development requires new research to describe, identify, compare, predict and control the problems faced, of an eminently scientific nature.

Cuba currently has 85,730 nurses, 72% of whom are nursing graduates. Cuba has developed research related to good practices and the improvement of the quality and management of care across the country, which it currently exhibits and shares with other nations.

The slogan of the Congress is ‘Nursing’s contribution to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals,’ with a focus on the role of this profession and its personnel as decision makers to maintain the health standards of the country, among them life expectancy of 78.5 years and low infant mortality rates, which have been below five per 1,000 live births for a decade.

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