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Programme Tuesday 4 October 2016 14.00 – 16.00 hrs Welcome Prof. Jan Hamers PhD Chair Programme Committee 5th European Nursing Congress Opening: Care with dignity and proudness Martin van Rijn State Secretary for Health, Welfare and Sport Caring for older people: how can we do the right things right? Prof. Marieke Schuurmans PhD Chair Foundation European Nursing Congress Marieke Schuurmans will explore the basic questions the 5th European Nursing Congress raises. Health care around the globe is facing extraordinary challenges due to demographic changes, changes patterns of diseases and changes expectations of patients. Health care is increasingly becoming care for older people and yet we know health care is often not fitting their needs. Quality of care in the light of budgetary restrictions in this changing world is subject of many debates. Nurses play increasingly important roles in efforts to tackle these challenges. Given the size and flexibility of the nursing work force they are often considered as key players in ensuring the provision of safe, high quality and efficient health services. However, do we know when and to what extend nursing care impacts the older patients’ desired health outcomes? What is the role of older patients in defining these outcomes? How do we develop and implement 8 Rotterdam, the Netherlands, 4-7 October 2016

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