The Australian College of Nursing runs Policy Chapters under the expert leadership and guidance of our highly regarded Chairs and Deputy Chairs. The aim of the Chapters is to provide opportunities for nursing leaders and experts to inform change and guide future directions through collaboration.
Each Policy Chapter focuses on a specific issue and draws on the specialised skills and expertise of members of ACN and external stakeholders to work with and influence government and policy makers.
The Policy Chapters for 2022 are:
- Chronic Disease
The focus: To identify gaps in health care provision for people with chronic or complex conditions due to restrictions or fear of COVID-19; and recommendations to address any identified gaps through nursing.
- Emissions Reduction
The focus: Identify the intersection of social determinants of health (gender, geography, and socio-economic status) and climate change impacts; and recommendations for nurses to drive best practice in health care delivery to address these challenges.
- Workforce Sustainability
The focus: The impact of long COVID-19 on nurses personally and professionally, as the pandemic evolves, and recommendations for government and employers to best support nurses.