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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