Tackling Nurse Shortages in OECD Countries

This paper analyzes shortages of nurses in OECD countries. It defines and describes evidence on current nurse shortages, and analyzes international variability in nurse employment.

Iranian Staff Nurses' Views of Their Productivity and Human Resource Factors Improving and Impeding It: A Qualitative Study

Nurses, as the largest human resource element of health care systems, have a major role in providing ongoing, high-quality care to patients. Productivity is a significant indicator of professional development within any professional group, including nurses. The human resource element has been identified as the most important factor affecting productivity. This research aimed to explore nurses’ perceptions and experiences of productivity and human resource factors improving or impeding it. [from abstract]

Nursing Midwifery Services: Strategic Directions 2002-2008

This document outlines five key areas requiring intervention: human resources planning and capacity building, management of personnel, evidence-based practice, education, and stewardship. It provides a tangible response to resolution WHA54.12, which was adopted by the World Health Assembly in May 2001, and facilitates the achievement of WHO’s four strategic directions as well as the United Nations Millennium Development Goals. The document consists of two sections. Part I introduces the Strategic Directions, Key Result Areas and Objectives with the Expected Results to achieve them.

Attitudes of Nursing Students of Kolkata Toward Caring for HIV/AIDS Patients

This study examines the attitudes of nursing students toward caring for HIV/AIDS patients and their knowledge and perceptions about the disease. Findings revealed a very positive outlook of the nursing students in regards to caring for HIV/AIDS patients. Although most of them expressed their willingness to take any job offer concerning caring for HIV/AIDS patients, 34.3% apprehended resistance from their family members in this regard. However, they also considered that it would be possible for them to overcome the resistance. Although 100% of the students had heard of HIV/AIDS, a number of them had misconceptions about various aspects of the disease.

Migration of Nurses: Trends and Policies

This paper examines the policy context of the rise in the international mobility and migration of nurses. It describes the profile of the migration of nurses and the policy context governing the international recruitment of nurses to five countries: Australia, Ireland, Norway, the United Kingdom, and the United States.