What the Future Holds for Nursing
Professor Alison Kitson’s Keynote Presentation at the October 2021 Transplant Nurses’ Association (TNA) Conference
‘Give. Live. Inspire.’ was the theme for the National Transplant Nurses Association (TNA) conference, held in Adelaide in 2021.
Transplant Nurses Association (TNA) consists of a group of professional nurses from multiple specialist areas with a keen interest in solid organ and Tissue donation, and Transplantation. TNA collaboratively work in a medical environment aiming to achieve the highest level of patient care with ongoing education and knowledge; furthermore, to develop a skill mix with a common aim to improve patient outcomes with recognition and acknowledgement of the recipient, donor and donor family.
TNA promotes quality holistic care for patients and families; TNA ensures optimal physical and psychological care and promotes equitable access for all patients seeking organ and tissue transplantation. TNA provides and promotes education to all health care professionals.
Research and continual education is maintained and disseminated to the wider professional circuit with an annual TNA national conference; additional education and information is shared via the Transplant Journal of Australasia, published tri-annually.
In 2021 TNA held their annually national conference in virtual format in Adelaide.
“Our theme was Give. Live Inspire; inspiration words we see, use and achieve every day in our work environment. We were thrilled to have Alison Kitson as one of our invited speakers in 2021. Professor Kitson presented on Excellence in Clinical Nursing in the 21st Century,” stated Jane van der Jeugd, Nurse Practitioner in Nephrology and Transplantation, Flinders Medical Centre and TNA SA/NT State President.
For more information on the Transplant Nurses’ Association (Aus) visit their website.
Professor Kitson presented on excellence in clinical nursing in the 21st Century and would like to acknowledge the contributions of Dr Susanne Pearce, ILC and Flinders University, Nicole Loft, Post Allogenic Stem Transplant, Flinders Medical Centre and Ensieh Fathollah Zadeh, Post Graduate Student, Flinders University.