7th international scientific conference on nursing and health care research: »Knowledge, values, beliefs and evidence in developing quality health care: the place and the role of nursing«

On 12 and 13 June, 2014 experts from twelve countries have presented their scientific contributions at 7th International Scientific Conference on Nursing in Bled. 

The aim of the conference is to present current research and development work in clinical environments, higher education and other institutions, and to present development strategies within the contemporary health care in adverse economic conditions.

Conference was attended by 73 Slovenian and foreign experts from different faculties and clinical environments. FHCJ master students also presented their thesis at conference. Our most honourable foreign guests were:

dr. Andra Hanlon, Nova Southeastern University, College of Nursing, USA
dr. Joanne Brooke, University of Greenwich, UK
dr. Sonja Kalauz, Sanja Ledinski University of Applied Health Studies, Department of Nursing, Zagreb, Croatia 
mag. Sharon Hamid, mag. Paul Lyttle, dr. Kevin Rooney, Dr Rhoda MacRae, Barbara O'Donnell, University of the West of Scotland, UK
University of Applied Health Studies, Department of Nursing, Zagreb, Hrvaška
Ţivana Vuković-Kostić, Udruženje medicinskih sestara, tehničara i babica Republike Srpske, Bosnia and Hercegovina
dr. Manuel Lillo Crespo, Miriam Sanchez San Segundo, Maria Jose Cabañero Martinez, Nursing Department, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Alicante, Spain;
dr. Alan Taylor, Katarina Ritters, Coventry University, Faculty of Health and Life Sciences, UK
dr. Julita Sansoni, Dr Elisabetta Corvo, Anna Rita Marucci, Dr Walter de Caro, Sapienza University Rome, Department of Public Health and Infectious Disease, Nursing Research Unit, Italy
dr. Jacek Lis, Dr Magdalena Głowacka, University of Economics and Innovation, Lublin, Poland,
dr. Traian Mihaescu, Dr Radu Crisan, Dr Laura Smochina, University of Medicine and Pharmacy “Gr. T. Popa”, Romunia


Conference topics:

• Knowledge in nursing on three levels of education
• Self-awareness and professional identity
• Multiprofessionalizm in health care
• Improvements and changes in health care provision
• Research and evidence based work
• Networking and dialogue between three sectors (health care, social care, labor market)
• New dimensions in health care provision
• Role and importance of nursing in a modern society
• Clinical research – examples of improvements in clinical practice
• Society, health and politic

The main finding of the conference was that the progress in the field of health care requires the development and the establishment of multi professional teams, in which health care experts act autonomously.


dr. Brigita Skela Savič, Associate Professor