Scientific Program

Conference Series Ltd invites all the participants across the globe to attend 37th Asia-Pacific Nursing and Medicare Summit Osaka, Japan.

Day 2 :

Asia Nursing 2017 International Conference Keynote Speaker Beth Harkness photo

Beth Harkness has over a decade of experience providing clinical care and disease management to the pediatric and adult cystic fibrosis population and managing cystic fibrosis research at Children's National in Washington, DC, USA. Her interest focuses on the diagnosis of cystic fibrosis disease and connections to care for the population affected with this genetic disease. She has also conceptualized and implemented a program for the advancement of genetic/genomic awareness and education at Children's National and presently, works in collaboration with National Institute of Health (NIH) on methods for introducing new competencies (MINC) in nursing.


In this era of precision medicine, limited strategies are available for educating the workforce of nurses to the global science of genetics/genomics. In response to this contemporary issue, this presentation will describe methods for translating the recent advances in genetics/genomics into the infrastructure global nurse education. A multi-modality educational program and implementation framework was developed based on Everett Rogers’s Diffusion of Innovations Theory and the Genetic/Genomic Competencies for Nursing Comparative approaches and outcomes were evaluated. Surveys were implemented pre- and post- interventions to nurse participants with broad demographic backgrounds. The national collaboration stimulated a synergy that created a convergent vision leading to the development of an electronic process platform. Post survey findings, nurses stated greater understanding of implication of genetics/genomics, family history as the first genetic tool for the prevention and treatment of genetic conditions, concise electronic communication/education preferred, increased belief that genetics/genomics is part of each of nurse’s scope of practice. Time constraints and leadership resources, challenged success and sustainability, infrastructure for policy, procedures and sustainability needed to be established for greater success. Leveraging various national cohorts increased education and awareness of clinical family nursing practice in the precision medicine era. A web platform has been developed with the aggregate of resources from the research collaboration and an implementation pathway for nurse leadership and educators around the globe. Post survey results demonstrated the family nursing profession is poised and ready for the challenge of translating new science into practice to promote preventive care and treatment for families globally.

Keynote Forum

Shaher H Hamaideh

The Hashemite University, Jordan

Keynote: Effectiveness of educational program on moral distress among Jordanian psychiatric nurses

Time : 10:10-10:50

Asia Nursing 2017 International Conference Keynote Speaker Shaher H Hamaideh photo

Shaher Hamaideh has completed his PhD in 2004 from University of Cincinnati, Ohio, USA. He is the Associate dean at Faculty of Nursing at the Hashemite University, Jordan. He has published more than 25 papers in reputed journals and has been serving as an editorial board member in international nursing journal of repute


Background & Purpose: Moral distress has received much attention in nursing literature. This study aimed to conduct and evaluate the effectiveness of a workshop on moral distress level among psychiatric nurses in Jordan.

Methods: The study was conducted in the two largest public psychiatric hospitals. All nurses in the selected hospitals were invited to participate in the study. The final sample consisted of 105 nurses who were assigned randomly to either interventional or control group. A pre-test and post-test control group design was employed. All participants in both groups completed Moral Distress Scale for Psychiatric nurses (MDS-P) before the workshop and 3 months after the workshop. The intervention group received the workshop while the control group did not. The workshop consisted of case studies and discussions of distressing situations in psychiatric hospitals; discussions of signs, symptoms and causes of moral distress and formulation of strategies to deal with moral distress.

Results: Results showed significant differences in moral distress levels between pretest and posttest measures for the interventional group (t=5.05, p<0.000) indicating that the workshop significantly reduced the level of moral distress among psychiatric nurses.

Conclusions: Further workshops to other psychiatric nurses in other settings as well as for control group nurses are required to be conducted.

Break: Networking & Refreshment Break 10:50-11:10 @ Foyer