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Give Full Play to The Leading Role of Guang'anmen Hospital and Promote High-level Internationalization of Traditional Chinese Medicine Nursing
      On June 14, the 9th Beijing International Annual Webinar of Traditional Chinese Medicine  (TCM) Nursing Care was held in Beijing, supported by the Beijing Administration of TCM and co-hosted by the International Cooperation Office of Guang'anmen Hospital, China Academy of Chinese Medical Sciences and the Beijing TCM International Exchange and Cooperation Center. With the theme of " Nursing Best Practices in TCM", the meeting invited more than 200 nursing experts and colleagues from 24 hospitals in the United States, Japan, South Africa, Finland, Spain and China.

Lyu Wenliang, vice president of Guang'anmen Hospital, said in his speech that TCM nursing care is an important force of Chinese health services. In the cross-cultural communication, all experts work with joint efforts to improve the quality and techniques of TCM nursing care, promote international scientific research exchanges and cooperation in nursing, and contribute to health China, the health of the world and for a global community of health for all.

Deng Juan, deputy director, Beijing TCM International Exchange and Cooperation Center, said that the meeting will make TCM nursing international, and also allow the world to further understand the nursing concept of TCM's cultural compatibility and technical safety, promote exchanges between domestic and foreign nursing colleagues and help domestic and foreign institutions to establish contacts. It has deepened the friendly exchanges between China and the countries along the "Belt and Road". In the future, we will use TCM nursing as the starting point to carry out exchanges and cooperation to promote TCM international development.

Tu Zhitao, commissioner of the Beijing Administration of TCM, attended the opening ceremony. He said that the meeting should give full play to the brand advantages of "five big and five small", namely "small field, big culture; small starting point, big pattern; small technology, big health; small topic, big platform; small training, big talent ”, by cultivating talents, making good use of talents, attracting international friends to promote the traditional medicine nursing in their countries, and gradually realizing the goal of “five effects” of TCM nursing, namely case effect, guidance effect, standard effect, path effect and evaluation effect, in order to promote the steady development and internationalization of TCM nursing.

Cui Yongqiang, director of the International Cooperation Office, Guang'anmen Hospital and the project leader, presided over the webinar and delivered a keynote speech on "Redefining Holistic Nursing and Home-based TCM Nursing Care, Reaching More Families Along the Belt and Road", focusing on the seven characteristics of TCM nursing and the role of TCM and Western medicine in emotional care. 
Dr. Hidetoshi Furukawa, from Kansai University of Nursing and Health Sciences in Japan shared "Positive Aspects of Caregiving (PAC) Among Caregivers of People with Dementia".
Dr. Ericka Waidley, from Linfield University, School of Nursing Portland, Oregon USA shared "TCM and Patient Care Delivery in the United States".
Dr. NSB Linda, from University of Zululand, Department of Nursing Science, South Africa shared "A Conceptual Framework for Teaching-Learning of Spiritual Care in the Undergraduate Nursing Programme in South Africa".
Marja Keskinen, from TCM Clinic, Finland shared "TCM in Finland the World's Happiest Country".
Ma Yulin, senior nurse of the emergency department, Guang’anmen Hospital shared "Cupping with Water Tank in TCM".

The "Internationalization Promotion of TCM Nursing " started in 2013 and has been held for nine consecutive years. So far, it is still the only international event in the world focusing on TCM nursing, and it is also an important brand project of Beijing TCM international exchange. Over the past nine years, it has brought together more than 1,200 nursing colleagues from home and abroad, including nearly 200 international participants from 20 countries and regions including the United States, Canada, Australia, Japan and Malaysia, etc.
As an important window for China's public health services to communicate with other countries, Guang’anmen Hospital has many years of experience in international exchanges. It has built an international exchange platform for TCM nurses and constantly enriched the content of international exchanges of TCM, so that clinical front-line TCM nurses can have the opportunity to meet face-to-face with foreign nursing experts, communicate with them, understand the progress of western nursing and promote the scientific research results of TCM nursing, improving the international scientific research exchange ability of TCM nursing.

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