Aims of the ENDCUP Programme

Aims of the Programme

  • Extend the clinical and physiological knowledge, and improve and develop good clinical nursing practice in diabetes, which is patient centred and evidence-based.
  • Develop an appreciation of diabetes in the context of other linked disorders.
  • Promote a critical evaluative approach to knowledge, theories and current research about the aetiology, epidemiology, altered physiology, metabolism, nutrition, clinical features, treatment and long-term complications of diabetes.
  • Develop a critical evaluative approach to knowledge, theories and current research about the perspective of the patient and the importance of the social context.
  • Enable nurses to acquire and develop the necessary communication skills to share their knowledge and experience with other professionals at all levels of healthcare.
  • Develop and acquire consultative and teaching skills for patients and their families.
  • Develop and acquire skills in how best to organise and deliver diabetes care.
  • Appreciate the impact of the disorder on family dynamics and society and healthcare provision.
  • Raise awareness of the targets set by national and international diabetes plans. To promote collaboration to achieve these goals.
  • Facilitate nurses in Europe to acquire the knowledge, skills and confidence needed to promote the development of accredited training courses for nurses specialising in diabetes in their countries.

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ENDCUP Course 2010