International Catholic Committee of Nurses and Medico-social Assistants (ICCN)

Comité international catholique des infirmières et des assistantes médico-sociales (CICIAMS)
Comité Internacional Católico de Enfermeras y Asistentas Médico-Sociales
Internationaler Verband Katholischer Kranken-Schwestern

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1933-09 Lourdes France


Founded Sep 1933, Lourdes (France), at 1st Congress, as International Study Committee of Catholic Nursing Associations -- Comité international d'études des associations catholiques d'infirmières. Became an international professional Catholic organization with the title International Committee of Catholic Associations of Nurses -- Comité international catholique des associations d'infirmières -- Internationale Arbeitsgemeinschaft der Katholischen Pflegeorganisation, following decision of an international meeting of presidents of Catholic nursing associations, Basel (Switzerland), 1928. Previously also referred to in English as International Committee of Catholic Nurses.


Endeavour to promote basic and advanced nurse education and professional research; represent professional and Christian interest of members; promote enhancement of spiritual welfare and ethical values of members; promote health and social measures following Christian principles and professional development; promote cooperation between member associations.


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