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BACKGROUND Most proposals to increase access to primary care in the United States emphasize increasing the proportion of generalist physicians. Another approach is to increase the number of physician assistants, nurse practitioners, and certified nurse-midwives. METHODS We analyzed variations in the regulation of nurse practitioners, physician assistants,(More)
The first Government Chief Nursing Officer (CNO) position was created in New Zealand over a century ago. Over the ensuing decades, the roles of these national nurse leaders have evolved and become a focal point for global nursing and midwifery development. Despite the important actual and potential roles of CNOs, very little work has been done to(More)
OBJECTIVE To describe the development, initial findings, and implications of a national nursing workforce database system in Kenya. PRINCIPAL FINDINGS Creating a national electronic nursing workforce database provides more reliable information on nurse demographics, migration patterns, and workforce capacity. Data analyses are most useful for human(More)
We provide an appraisal of the adequacy of the aggregate supply of nurses and the appropriateness of their educational mix in view of anticipated changes in health care. We view the supply as adequate, but the educational mix as deficient with regard to nurses with baccalaureate and higher degrees who will be in greatest demand in new and expanding roles.(More)
OBJECTIVE To (1) provide a contextual analysis of the Caribbean region with respect to forces shaping the current and emerging nursing workforce picture in the region; (2) discuss country-specific case(s) within the Caribbean; and (3) describe the Managed Migration Program as a potential framework for addressing regional and global nurse migration issues.(More)
BACKGROUND In sub-Saharan Africa, nurses and midwives provide expanded HIV services previously seen as the sole purview of physicians. Delegation of these functions often occurs informally by shifting or sharing of tasks and responsibilities. Normalizing these arrangements through regulatory and educational reform is crucial for the attainment of global(More)
AIM To describe both the initial and the subsequent impact of the 2001 Global Nursing Partnerships Conference: 'Strategies for a Sustainable Workforce', the first ever forum of its type, on the key challenges facing the global nursing community. DESIGN Identification of short- and long-term outcomes through descriptive review of immediate post-conference(More)
Efforts to build a telecommunications infrastructure that will link people nationally and internationally includes a focus on health care. A telecommunications infrastructure will add value to providers and consumers of health care only if they are able to use it to access and share information. Nurses often have information technology available to them,(More)
INTRODUCTION Shifting HIV treatment tasks from physicians to nurses and midwives is essential to scaling-up HIV services in sub-Saharan Africa. Updating nursing and midwifery regulations to include task shifting and pre-service education reform can help facilitate reaching new HIV targets. Donor-supported initiatives to update nursing and midwifery(More)