International Council of Anthroposophic Nursing Associations

Basic principals

The International Forum for Anthroposophic Nursing is a worldwide union of nurses of all professional areas. Members are natural persons and representatives of national associations and initiatives of Anthroposophic Nursing. We stand for development and spread of Anthroposophic Nursing within the national health systems in our countries.

Our Mission

Nursing is a cultural challenge. Life needs care, particularly human beings. Care enables individual development and social progress. Care is fundamental to quality of life. Care needs science and spirituality in order to meet human needs holistically.

Working Methods

IFAN works out guidelines in Anthroposophic Nursing, organizes Nursing Congresses, coordinates trainings and advanced education, promotes professional exchange and supports initiatives on the field of Anthroposophic Nursing. The Forum cooperates with other national and international corporations of Anthroposophic Medicine.

Organization and finances

The Forum lives from the initiatives of its members. It meets once a year. Professional workgroups, a committee and a coordinator realize upcoming projects during the year and take care for cooperation among the members. IFAN is funded by member fees and donations.

The Committee

Rolf Heine, RN, Anthroposophic Nursing Specialist (IFAN), Coordinator of IFAN, Head of Akademie für Pflegeberufe an der Filderklinik (DE), E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Janice Balaskas, RN, Rhythmical Einreibung Specialist (IFAN), Rhythmical Massage Therapist, IFAN Coordinator Rhythmical Einreibungen, (USA) E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.