Aggression and Violence Against Health Care Workers in Germany - A Cross Sectional Retrospective Survey

Although international scientific research on health issues has been dealing with the problem of aggression and violence towards those employed in health care, research activities in Germany are still at an early stage. In view of this, the aim of this study was to examine the frequency and consequences of aggressive behaviour towards nurses and health care workers in different health sectors in Germany and to assess the need for preventive measures. [from abstract]

The WHO Global Code of Practice: A Useful Guide for Recruiting Health Care Professionals? Lessons from Germany and Beyond

As an alternative to categorical bans on recruitment from entire countries, we propose alternative frameworks for approaching recruitment regulation. We offer examples of these global lessons from the German context.

Effects of Improving Hospital Physicians Working Conditions on Patient Care: A Prospective, Controlled Intervention Study

This study aimed to explore whether a participatory work-design intervention involving hospital physicians is effective in improving working conditions and quality of patient care. [from abstract]

Evaluating an Implementation Strategy in Cardiovascular Prevention to Improve Prescribing of Statins in Germany: An Intention to Treat Analysis

This study evaluated the impact of a brief educational intervention in cardiovascular prevention in primary care physicians’ prescribing behavior regarding statins beyond their participation in a randomized controlled trial. [from abstract]

Forecasting Supply and Demand in Nursing Professions: Impacts of Occupational Flexibility and Employment Structure in Germany

To portray the different possible developments in the supply of nursing professionals, the authors projected the supply of formally trained nurses and the potential supply of persons who are able to work in a nursing professioncalculated on the basis of empirical information on occupational mobility from a national census. [adapted from abstract]

Well Prepared for Work? Junior Doctors' Self-Assessment After Medical Education

This study examines the association between self-assessed deficits in medical skills and knowledge and the feeling of preparedness of junior doctors in order to determine which aspects of medical education need to be addressed in more detail in order to improve the quality of this transition phase and in order to increase patient safety. [from abstract]

Work Hours and Self Rated Health of Hospital Doctors in Norway and Germany: A Comparative Study on National Samples

The study examines the relationship between work hours and self rated health in two national samples of hospital doctors. [from abstract]

Evaluating an Evidence-Based Curriculum in Undergraduate Palliative Care Education: Piloting a Phase II Exploratory Trial for a Complex Intervention

The goals of this study were to demonstrate an evidence-based approach towards developing undergraduate palliative care educatio ncurricula and investigate the change in medical students’ self-perceived readiness to deal with palliative care patients and their families. [from abstract]

More Mentoring Needed? A Cross-Sectional Study of Mentoring Programs for Medical Students in Germany

The authors conducted this study to survey all medical schools in Germany regarding the prevalence of mentoring programs for medical students as well as the characteristics, goals and effectiveness of these programs. [from abstract]

Psychosocial Stress at Work and Perceived Qualtiy of Care among Clinicians in Surgery

This paper examines associations between psychosocial job stress and perceived health care quality among German clinicians in surgery. [from abstract]

Global Health Education: a Cross-Sectional Study among German Medical Students to Identify Needs, Deficits and Potential Benefits

This study aimed to assess the importance medical students place on learning about selected social determinants of health, explore their knowledge of selected global health topics and analyse any associations with medical students’ mobility patterns and education in tropical medicine or global health. [from abstract]

Delegation of GP-Home Visits to Qualified Practice Assistants: Assessment of Economic Effects in an Ambulatory Healthcare Centre

This article examines a project to address the decreasing number of general practitioners (GPs) in rural regions in Germany through the delegation of regular GP-home visits to qualified practice assistants. [adapted from abstract]

Aggression and Violence Against Health Care Workers in Germany: a Cross Sectional Retrospective Survey

The aim of this study was to examine the frequency and consequences of aggressive behaviour towards nurses and health care workers in different health sectors in Germany and to assess the need for preventive measures. [from abstract]

Job Requirements Compared to Medical School Education: Differences between Graduates from Problem-Based Learning and Convential Curricula

Problem-based learning (PBL) has been suggested as a key educational method of knowledge acquisition to improve medical education. This study sought to evaluate the differences in medical school education between graduates from PBL-based and conventional curricula and to what extent these curricula fit job requirements. [from abstract]

Physicians' Working Conditions and Job Satisfaction: Does Hospital Ownership in Germany Make a Difference?

This study’s purpose is to compare how physicians, working for both public and privatized hospitals, rate their respective psychosocial working conditions and job satisfaction. [from abstract]

Participant Observation of Time Allocation, Direct Patient Contact and Simultaneous Activities in Hospital Physicians

This article details the results of a preliminary study on the activity patterns, time allocation and simultaneous activities of hospital physicians. [adapted from abstract]

Psychosocial Health Risk Factors and Resources of Medical Students and Physicians: a Cross-Sectional Study

Epidemiological data indicate elevated psychosocial health risks for physicians, e. g., burnout, depression, marital disturbances, alcohol and substance abuse, and suicide. The purpose of this study was to identify psychosocial health resources and risk factors in profession-related behaviour and experience patterns of medical students and physicians that may serve as a basis for appropriate health promoting interventions. [from abstract]

Nursing Workforce Profile

This yearly profile is a summary of statistics about the nursing workforce in Canada, Denmark, Germany, Iceland, Ireland, Japan, New Zealand, Norway, Sweden, UK and USA.

Planning Human Resources in Health Care: Towards an Economic Approach, An International Comparative Review

To inform the design and implementation of improved workforce planning systems, a review of healthcare systems and interaction between systems of service delivery and approaches to planning human resources was done in five countries: Australia, France, Germany, Sweden and the United Kingdom. These represent different welfare state regimes, and a range of health systems dominated by national taxation, local taxation and social insurance. [from executive summary]