International Council of Nurses congress 2015, a personal retrospective
Reporting on the spot at the opening ceremony of this year’s International Council of Nurses’ conference in Seoul, South Korea, was a privilege. To witness all the nationalities from across the globe, gathering together in their sumptuous national costumes often in rapturous delight at being at this vast event was something I won’t forget.
But the ceremony lacked a certain something – any official UK representation. True, there was the now former ICN chief executive David Benton, a Scot, acting as master of ceremonies resplendent in a kilt to make me feel more at home, but for the country that can boast the founder of modern nursing as her own I couldn’t help feeling a little sad. There was no union flag, no national dress – whatever that would be of course - more kilts or Morris dancewear perhaps? Let me leave you in no doubt this...
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