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Nursing Liason Committee

Rachael Walker, New Zealand

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Rachael has worked in nephrology for the last ten years, having qualified as a Renal Nurse Practitioner in 2010 after gaining her Masters of Nursing Degree. Rachael has clinical experience in all areas on nephrology nursing and currently works as a Nurse Practitioner in Hawke’s Bay in New Zealand managing nephrology out-patient clinics.
Rachael currently represents nephrology nursing in a variety of national and international forums and advisory roles, including current chair of the New Zealand Renal Society of Australasia Nurse Advisory Group, member of the National Renal Advisory Board of New Zealand, and the Home HD Global Expert Group.
Rachael has been active in nephrology research and her previous research has focused on pre-dialysis care, patient education, peritoneal dialysis and early CKD management in the primary care. Rachael is currently undertaking her PhD at the University of Sydney (Australia) focusing on increasing the uptake of home dialysis.

Mandate

  • Liaise with nursing council members
  • Encourage nursing research/ nursing publication in ISPD journal
  • Promote nursing membership in the ISPD
  • Participate in global educational activities of the ISPD ie PDU for Nurses
  • Provide a written Report to Council RE: activities of liaison committee
  • Update How to teach Patient Guidelines at least every two years

Membership

  • Consists of members representing at least 4 continents with one chair. Membership to include guests as appointed by committee (for example, nursing chair for ISPD Symposium).
  • Term of Office: 2 co-chairs - 4 years; members - minimum term - 2 years.
    50% of membership to change alternate terms to allow for stability of membership.

Sub-Committee Members

  • Valerie Price, Deputy Chair, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
  • Sung Hee Chung, Korea (Asia), This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
  • Aase Riemann, Netherland (Europe), This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
  • Josephine Chow, Australia (Oceania), This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
  • Maggie Quinn, USA (North America), This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
  • Miki Hiramatou, Japan, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Future Goals

  • To provide resource to ISPD membership with respect to nursing issues in peritoneal dialysis/nephrology.
  • To liaise with other ISPD committees in order to help them achieve their mandate, particularly the ISPD membership and Education Committees to ensure their plans meet the needs of the
  • To advise the ISPD congress organizers on the development of the program.
  • Act as support for Nursing Chair of ISPD Congress with respect recommending Nursing speakers, reviewing program, abstracts and providing guidance.
  • To maximize nurses membership of ISPD.
  • To increase the membership of ISPD by developing liaisons with physicians in the area and regional societies.
  • To increase the dissemination of information regarding grants for nurse members in the different countries.
  • To incorporate dietitians, renal pharmacists and social workers into the scientific program at ISPD.
 

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