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  • Date
    2010-09-16
  • Title
    Nursing Workforce Planning: Mapping the Policy Trail
  • Journal

  • Publisher
    International Council of Nurses
  • Year
    2005
  • Author
    O'Brien-Pallas L, Duffield C, Tomblin Murphy G, Birch S and Meyer R
  • Description
    [Excerpt from authors] Planning for the efficient and effective delivery of health care services to meet the health needs of the populations is a significant challenge. Globally policy makers, educators, health service researchers, leaders of unions and professional associations, and other key stakeholders struggle with the best way to plan for a workforce to fulfil the health needs of populations. To meet this challenge, achieving the appropriate balance between human and non-human resources is important and requires continuous monitoring, careful attention to the country specific context in which policy decisions are made, and evidence-based decision-making. This paper provides an overview of current evidence and policy initiatives pertinent to the nursing workforce including: health human resource (HHR) planning, service planning and modelling; nursing workforce imbalances and internal migration; and approaches to nursing deployment and utilisation. Policy implications and recommendations are offered. Fran?ais: http://www.icn.ch/global/Issue2workforceFR.pdf Espa?ol: http://www.icn.ch/global/Issue2workforceSP.pdf
  • Categories
    Workforce Assessment, Planning and Policy, Nursing Human Resources Management
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