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Dual practice in the health sector: review of the evidence
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On income generation practices among civil servants in the health sector, with a particular emphasis on dual practice, first approaches the subject of public–private overlap and then focuses on coping strategies in general and then onDual practice in particular.
When staff is underpaid: dealing with the individual coping strategies of health personnel.
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Governments will need to recognize the dimension of the phenomenon and systematically assess the consequences of policy initiatives on the situation and behaviour of the individuals that make up their workforce.
How African doctors make ends meet: an exploration
This paper is an attempt to identify individual coping strategies of doctors in sub‐Saharan Africa. It also provides some indication of the ‘effectiveness’ of these strategies in terms of income
Negotiating markets for health: an exploration of physicians’ engagement in dual practice in three African capital cities
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The analysis suggests that physicians’ decisions to engage in dual practice are influenced by supply and demand factors, but also by how clearly separated public and private markets are.
Task-shifting: experiences and opinions of health workers in Mozambique and Zambia
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The observations show that the consequences of staff deficits and poor conditions of work include heavier workloads for those on duty, the closure of some services, the inability to release staff for continuing education, loss of quality, conflicts with patients, risks for patients, unsatisfied staff and hazards for health workers and managers.
The training and professional expectations of medical students in Angola, Guinea-Bissau and Mozambique
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Investments in high-school preparation, tutoring, and infrastructure are likely to have a significant impact on the success rate of medical schools, and special attention should be given to the socialization of students and the role model status of their teachers.
Patterns of perceptions of workplace violence in the Portuguese health care sector
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The problem of violence against health professionals in the workplace (VAHPITWP) in selected settings in Portugal is characterized and it is concluded that violence is frequent but underreported.
Do nurses have a different physical health profile? A systematic review of experimental and observational studies on nurses' physical health.
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Nurses suffer more from musculoskeletal disorders which is consistent with the nature of nursing work and are at greater risk of acquiring tuberculosis, particularly if they work in pulmonary, medicine or Human Immunodeficiency Virus wards which might be due to repeated contact with infected patients.
The human resource for health situation in Zambia: deficit and maldistribution
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The way the HRH establishment is distributed in the different provinces of Zambia is described, with a view to assess the dimension of shortages and of imbalances in the distribution of health workers by province and by level of care.
[Zika Virus: A Review to Clinicians].
TLDR
The rapid spread of the virus and its epidemic potential are especially problematic in countries where there are the circulation of other arboviruses which imposes difficulties in the differential diagnosis and healthcare burden.
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