Raviv D, Bourgstein D, Kaplan R. International Journal of Nursing Practice 1997; 3: 159–165
Nursing: A bridge to peace in our region
The purpose of this study was to assess the activities and future direction of mutual co-operation of professional nurses from Israel and Judea and Samaria. Questionnaires were distributed to the participants, nurse educators and professional nurses from Judea and Samaria who were attending a workshop in clinical instruction at the Assaf HaRofeh School of Nursing, in Israel. Most of the nurses polled were interested in continued educational dialogue and expanded educational programmes in various nursing specialties both in education and service. The areas that received priority included: intensive care, operating room and emergency room nursing. Areas that received lower priorities included; midwifery, geriatrics and nephrology nursing. The participants expressed positive reactions to continued joint educational activities such as full length courses, workshops, day seminars and joint educational projects. The results showed an overwhelming interest for continued professional ties. Areas in the fields of clinical expertise and nursing education reflected the needs of their respective communities.