Middle East & North Africa

Effect of Applying Performance Improvement Model on Ante-Natal Care Nurses Performance in Family Heath Centers in Qena City

This study attempts to identify the effect of applying performance impr ovement model on antenatal care nurses’ performance in family health centers. [adapted from abstract]

Factors Affecting Performance of Nurses at Prince Sultan Military Medical City (PSMMC) Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

The aim of this study is to assess the factors affecting performance of nurses in Prince Sultan Military Medical City (PSMMC) Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. [from abstract]

The Effect of Mutual Task Sharing on the Number of Needed Health Workers at the Iranian Health Posts; Does task sharing Increase Efficiency?

Nowadays task sharing is a way to optimize utilization of human resources for health. This study was
designed to assess the effect of task sharing, mutually between midwives and Family Health Workforces (FHWs), on
the number of needed staff across the Iranian Health Posts. [from abstract]

The Effect of Hospital Service Quality on Patient's Trust

This study aimed to examine the effect of quality of services provided in private hospitals on the patient’s trust. [from abstract]

Structural and Contextual Dimensions of Iranian Primary Health Care System at Local Level

This study was performed to illustrate structural and contextual dimensions of organizational structure and relationship between them in Iranian primary health care system at local level. [from abstract]

Health Workforce Planning: An Overview and Suggested Approach in Oman

This review analyses various approaches to health workforce planning and presents the Six-Step Methodology to Integrated Workforce Planning which highlights essential elements in workforce planning to ensure the quality of services. [from abstract]

Comparison of Manual and Electronic Methods of Nursing Record: A Nurse's Perspective

Recording nursing reports is considered as a quality assurance tool for patients and nurses. Nowadays,the presence of electronic health record systems is an indicator of development. Studies on advantages and disadvantages of the electronic and manual recording methods have shown different results. In this study, electronic and manual recording of nursing reports were compared from the perspective of nurses. [from abstract]

The Impact of Student-Centered Pedagogy on Training in a Pediatrics Course

This study aimed to determine the attitudes of students towards learning method based on problem solving as a student-centered and their satisfaction from the student-centered learning method in the medical students of Mashhad University of Medical Science.

CPTED and Workplace Violence in Jordanian Public Hospitals

This study found that the hospitals attempted to make significant use of Crime Prevention through Environmental Design (CPTED) approach (including natural surveillance, natural access control, territorial concern, and management & maintenance) but that CPTED usage was at least partially ineffective because of poor implementation of its principles and because employees were not sufficiently educated in CPTED to exploit the CPTED engineering and design features. [from abstract]

An Overview of the Mental Health System in Gaza: an Assessment Using the World Health Organization's Assessment Instrument for Mental Health Systems (WHO-AIMS)

Mental health system reform is urgently needed in Gaza to respond to increasing mental health consequences of conflict. Evidence from mental health systems research is needed to inform decision-making. We aimed to provide new knowledge on current mental health policy and legislation, and services and resource use, in Gaza to identify quality gaps and
areas for urgent intervention. [from abstract]

Violence Against Primary Health Care Workers in Al-Hassa, Saudi Arabia

This self-report questionnaire study was carried out in Al-Hassa, Saudi Arabia to highlight the magnitude, predictors, and circumstances of workplace violence against primary health care (PHC) workers. A total of 1,091 workers completed a self-administered questionnaire. [from abstract]

Factors Affecting Time Management and Nurses’ Performance in Hebron Hospitals

The purpose of this study was to investigate the factors affecting time management(personal, and administration obstacles) and nurses performance in Hebron hospitals. [from abstract]

Factors Affecting Job Motivation Among Health Workers: A Study From Iran

Human resources are the most vital resource of any organizations which determine how other
resources are used to accomplish organizational goals. This research aimed to identity factors affecting health
workers’ motivation in Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences (SBUMS). [from abstract]

Does Curricular Change Improve Faculty Perceptions of Student Experiences with the Educational Environment? A Preliminary Study in an Institution Undergoing Curricular Change

College of Medicine, Gulf Medical University, United Arab Emirates, underwent a major curriculum change from a discipline-based to an organ system-based integrated curriculum. However, it was not known how the faculty perceived the changes in the educational environment as experienced by the students. In this context, we aimed to compare the faculty perceptions of the student experiences in the discipline-based curriculum with those in the organ system-based integrated curriculum. [from abstract]

Assessing Study Skills Among a Sample of University Students: An Iranian Survey

Numerous studies have revealed that study skills have a constructive role on the academic performance of students, in addition to educational quality, students’ intelligence, and their affective characteristics. This study aims to examine study skills and the factors influencing them among the health sciences students of Urmia University of Medical Sciences in Iran. [from abstract]

An Evaluation of the Observance Rate of Component Information Management in the Health System of Chahar Mahal Bakhtiyari Province Based on World Health Organization Standards

Given the essential role of data collection and management in the health system, this study intended to evaluation of the
observance rate of component information management in the health system of Chahar Mahal Bakhtiyari province based on World Health Organization standards. [from abstract]

Effect of Nursing Educational Guidelines on Women’s Awareness, Health Practices and Beliefs Regarding Prevention and Early Detection of Breast and Cervical Cancer

To evaluate the effect of nursing educational guidelines on women’s awareness, health practices and beliefs regarding the prevention and early detection of breast and cervical cancer. [from abstract]

Applying Organizational Learning to Health Challenges in the Developing World

In countries that have historically suffered from limited resources and entrenched medical systems – including Egypt, Afghanistan, and Tanzania – or ganizational learning approaches have enabled frontline health managers and their teams to achieve measurable improvements in critical areas such as family planning, HIV/AIDS treatment and prevention, children’s health, and maternal mortality. [from introduction]

Nurses’ Perception of the Quality of Nursing Work Life and Related Priorities for Improvement in Ain shams University Specialized Hospital

This study aimed to assess nurses’ perception of the quality of nursing work life and related priorities for improvement in Ain shams university specialized hospital. [from abstract]

Effectiveness of Presence of Physician and Midwife in Quantity and Quality of Family Planning Services in Health Care Centers

The aim of this study was to assess the effect of serving physicians and midwives on the quantity and quality of family planning services in the healthcare centers of Iran. [from abstract]

Consultation on the Libyan Health Systems: Towards Patient-Centred Services

The extra demand imposed upon the Libyan health services during and after the Libyan revolution in 2011
led the ailing health systems to collapse. To start the planning process to re-engineer the health sector, a conference was held in Tripoli, Libya to facilitate a consultative process between 500 Libyan health experts in order to identify the problems within the Libyan health system and propose potential solutions. This article summarises the 500 health expert recommendations that seized the opportunity to map a modern health systems to take the Libyan health sector into the 21st century.

Community Based Education in Health Professions: Global Perspectives

“Community Based Education in Health Professions: Global Perspectives” presents a collection of case studies from Bangladesh, Brazil, Egypt, India, Pakistan and South Africa describing different ways of planning, implementing and sustaining community-based education for health students. The case studies provide an account of what worked and what did not, the trials and errors, and the challenges and lessons learned. [adapted from introduction]

National Study on Nurses' Retention in Healthcare Facilities in Underserved Areas in Lebanon

This study investigates the characteristic and the factors associated with the retention of nurses working in rural areas in Lebanon. [from abstract]

Client-Centered Counseling Improves Client Satisfaction with Family Planning Visits: Evidence from Irbid, Jordan

High levels of unmet need for family planning and high contraceptive discontinuation rates persist in Jordan, prompting the initiation a client-centered family planning service program with community-based activities to encourage women with unmet need to visit health centers, which was evaluated in this study. [adapted from abstract]

How Do Retired Paramedics Fit into Remote, Rural Emergency Departments?

This article argues that paramedics’ skills, education and experience enable them to become useful physician assistants who may relieve much of the doctors’ burden, allowing physicians in remote hospitals to concentrate on genuine medical duties; but the objection of doctors’ and nurses’ professional organizations constitute a substantial obstacle to this solution. [adapted from abstract]

Under the Gun: Ongoing Assaults on Bahrain's Health System

This report documents the findings of an assessment of the current human rights situation in Bahrain as it relates to potential ongoing violations of medical neutrality including attacks on medical workers. [adapted from author]

Introducing Integrated Laboratory Classes in a PBL Curriculum: Impact on Students' Learning and Satisfaction

This paper outlines the development and implementation of four integrated laboratory classes (ILCs) for problem-based learning (PBL) at King Saud University College of Medicine. It also examines whether core concepts addressed in these classes were learned and retained and how the students perceived the ILCs. [adapted from abstract]

Analysis of the Human Resource Management Role in Hospitals Using Ulrich Model

The research goal for this paper is to evaluate human resource’s role in specialized and sub specialized medical training hospitals of Iran, using Ulrich model. The results showed that there is a significant positive correlation between service quality and human resources. [adapted from abstract]

Challenges of Working in Underserved Areas: A Qualitative Exploratory Study of Views of Policy Makers and Professionals

This study aimed to elucidate the views of staff nurses working in underserved areas, directors of health facilities in underserved areas and key informants from the policy and education arena on issues of staffing and retention of nurses in underserved areas of Jordan. [from abstract]