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International Forum for Anthroposophic Nursing/IFAP

Guiding principle

The International Forum for Anthroposophic Nursing is a worldwide association of nurses working in all specialist areas. Its members are individual persons and representatives of national associations and initiatives of anthroposophic nursing. We are committed to the development and spread of anthroposophic nursing within the health systems of our countries.
 

Mission Statement

We understand nursing as a cultural task. All living things require care; this applies in particular to human beings. Nursing enables individual development and social progress. Nursing forms the basis for quality of life. It requires science and spirituality in order to do justice comprehensively to the human being.
 

Way of working

The International Forum for Anthroposophic Nursing draws up quality guidelines, organises conferences, coordinates training and advanced training, maintains the exchange of views in the field and supports initiatives of anthroposophic nursing across the world. It cooperates with other international and national bodies in anthroposophic medicine.
 

Organisation and finance

The Forum is kept alive by the initiative of its members. It meets once a year. Specialist working groups, a management group and a coordinator implement upcoming projects throughout the year and maintain the collaboration among the members.
The Forum is financed by members’ contributions and donations.
 

Management group

Rolf Heine, Registered Nurse, Anthroposophic Nurse Specialist, coordinator of IFAN, President ICANA, head of the Academy for Nursing Professions at the Filderklinik, member of the Medical Section: rolf.heine@medsektion-goetheanum.ch 

Janice Balaskas, Registered Nurse, Anthroposophic Nurse Specialist, RE Specialist, Rhythmical Massage Therapist, Member of the IFAN Steering Committee: janicerosebalaskas@gmail.com 

Sonja van Hees, Registered Nurse, Anthroposophic Nurse Specialist, RE Specialist, Plegan Pflege-Weiterbildung in Holland, Member of the IFAN Steering Committee: sonjavanhees@ziggo.nl 

Elisabeth Sustick, Registered Nurse, Anthroposophic Nurse Specialist, RE Specialist; Further Education in Anthroposophic Nursing, Member of the IFAN Steering Committee: esustick@gmail.com 

 

Nursing Network

Anthroposophic nursing is practiced worldwide in approx. 17 countries.
The national associations and initiatives for anthroposophic nursing have come together in the International Forum for Anthroposophic Nursing (IFAP).

Coordination and Contact

Rolf Heine
E-Mail: rolf.heine@medsektion-goetheanum.ch