This chapter has explored critical emerging leadership issues in nursing with a focus on the Canadian, and specifically the Saskatchewan, context. Now it is time to look at nursing around the world. In the following activity, spend time with Dr. Judith Shamian, President of the International Council of Nurses (2013–2017), as she discusses global health and nursing as part of the Global Leadership Series hosted by the Sick Kids Centre for Global Child Health.
Essential Learning Activity 16.6.1
Watch this video “Sustainable Development Goals: Global Health and Nursing” (56:10), which is part of the Global Leadership Series hosted by the Centre for Global Child Health. In this video, Dr. Judith Shamian discusses global nursing and sustainable development goals. Then answer the following questions:
- How is the Canadian Nurses Association (CNA) linked to the International Council of Nurses (ICN)?
- Why does Dr. Shamian state that money spent on health care workers is an investment?
- What are the three “buzzwords” that Dr. Shamian mentions?
- Identify the sustainable development goals (SDGs) for the world.
- How can you, as a nurse leader, work to assist citizens of the world to achieve these goals?