The uniqueness of this 12th IOS World Congress of the International Orem Society (IOS) is that the knowledge development in nursing science will support international nursing policy and practice to prepare nursing systems for 2020 and address the challenging demands of the ageing society. As organized in close collaboration with the Government of Luxembourg, the congress is explicitly placed in the broader context of the European Year for Active Ageing and Solidarity between Generations.
Objectives: We expect a very interesting and fruitful exchange between scientists in the field of self care deficient nursing theory (SCDNT), the theoretical framework of the IOS, and those coming from other relevant sciences. Equally we invite political experts and professional practitioners as well as young scientists to submit a paper on the scientific advancements and important experiences.

Upon completion of the conference, participants will be able to:

  • 1. Articulate the relationship between nursing sciences and the science of self-care.

  • 2. Contribute to the continuing development of Self-Care-Deficit Theory and the science of self-care.

  • 3. Utilize knowledge from the nursing sciences in developing systems of living for active aging.

  • 4. Contribute to the development and utilization of nursing sciences in the design of systems for enrichment of dependent-care.

  • 5. Design nursing science-based programs to measure nursing effectiveness.

  • 6. Utilize theories of self-care to facilitate critical analysis and revision of nursing systems.

  • 7. Develop particularized practice models that recognize basic conditioning factors such as age, chronic illness, family and sociocultural/political systems that impact achieving goals related to active living and active aging.

  • 8. Foster self-care deficit nursing theory-based education in a variety of settings.

  • 9. Describe the processes needed for students to develop an evidence-based nursing perspective.

  • 10. Design curricula which reflect the integration of nursing cases and nursing science.
Nursing contact hours have been applied for through the Texas Nurses Association, an accredited approver of continuing nursing education of the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.


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