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Ageing hospital nurses' well-being at work: psychometric testing of the Dignity and Respect in Ageing Nurses' Work Scale John Wiley & Sons 2011 Utriainen K & Kyngas H "Factors promoting well-being at work need to be identified, which would enable targeting interventions and development in nursing work in an appropriate manner. ... The aim of this article is to describe a study to develop and test the psychometric properties of the Dignity and Respect in Ageing Nurses' Work Scale (DRANWS)." (exceprt from abstract) Details
Effects of patient death on nursing staff: a literature review MA Healthcare Limited 2011 Wilson J & Kirshbaum M "The aim of this literature review is to explore how the death of patients in a hospital setting impact on nursing staff." (extract from abstract) Details
Assessing the contribution of prescribing in primary care by nurses and professionals allied to medicine: a sysematic review of the literature. BioMed Central Ltd 2011 Bhanbhro S, Drennan VR, Grant R & Harris R " Legislation for nurses and other professionals allied to medicine to prescribe exists in a minority of countries, with more considering introducing legislation. Although there is variation in the range of medicines permitted to be prescribed, questions remain as to the contribution prescribing by nurses and professionals allied to medicine makes to the care of patients in primary care and what is the evidence on which clinicians, commissioners of services and policy makers can consider this innovation." (extract from abstract) Details
Minimum nurse staffing legislation and the financial performance of California hospitals John Wiley & Sons 2011 Reiter KL, Harless DW, Pink GH & Mark BA "Objective: To estimate the effect of minimum nurse staffing ratios on California acute care hospitals' financial performance." Extract from abstract Details
What factors affect nursing retention in the acute care setting? Sage Publications 2011 Cummings CL "This paper will outline the findings from a descriptive study of acute care nurses in Northeast Florida. The research was conducted in an effort to highlight some of the critical factors that impact nurses in the acute care setting and affect their intent to stay at an institution. The concepts of moral distress and professional stress in relation to nursing retention are highlighted and some strategies for lessening of these stressors are proposed." (extract from abstract) Details
Planning nurse staffing: are we willing and able? Sage Publications 2011 Catton H & Ball J "A plethora of tools exist to help employers to determine nurse staffing required. Although not perfect, the technical resource is none the less available to support planning, but are we willing to use it? In England the different systems have not been reviewed or tested and there is no consensus about the best approach to use. This paper asserts that decisions about current and future configurations of the nursing workforce are currently taken in a data vacuum." (excerpt from abstract) Details
The consequences of executive turnover Sage Publications 2011 Duffield C, Roche M, Blay N, Thoms D & Stasa H " The high rate of executive turnover in the healthcare indusry is a major issue for health service organisation and their staff both in Australia and internationally...Few studies have examined the causes and consequences of this phenomenon in depth." (extract from abstract) Details
Front-line managers and boundary spanners: effects of span and time on nurse supervision satisfaction John Wiley & Sons 2011 Meyer RM, O'Brien-Pallas L, Doran D, Streiner D, Ferguson-Par? M & Duffield C "Aim: To examine the influence of nurse manager span (number of direct report staff), time in staff contact, transformational leadership practices and operational hours on nurse supervision satisfaction." (extract from abstract) Details
Advanced practice registered nurse supply in a small state: Trends to Inform Policy Sage Publications 2011 Palumbo MV, Marth N & Rambur B "This study is a contribution to the small existing pool of state level research on Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN) workforce supply. Data from four biennial surveys of Vermont APRNs from 2003, 2005, 2007, and 2009 (n = 1,538) were analyzed to produce descriptive statistics of one small state's APRN demographic, educational, employment, job satisfaction, intention to leave, and practice-setting characteristics." (extract from abstract) Details
Commuting to work: RN travel time to employment in rural and urban areas Sage Publications 2011 Rosenberg M-C, Corcoran SP, Kovner C & Brewer C "Purpose: To investigate the variation in average daily travel time to work among registered nurses (RNs) living in urban, suburban, and rural areas. We examine how travel time varies across RN characteristics, job setting, and availability of local employment opportunities." Details
The impact of deficit reduction on the nursing labour market in Canada: Unintended consequences of fiscal reform. AdisOnline.com 2005 Vujicic M & Evans, RG "This article examines trneds in the labour market for registered nurses inn Canada during the hospital downsizing perion. Of particular interest is the effect of hospital spending reforms on nurse employment levels in hospitals and on the age structure of the nursing workforce. After identifying the trends, that main factor driving the trends are discussed." Details
The impact of hospital structure and restructuring on the nursing workforce Australian Nursing Federation 2007 Duffield C, Kearin M, Johnston J & Leonard J "Health systems throughout much of the world have been subject to 'reform' in recent years as countries have attempted to contain the rapidly rising costs of health care. Changes to hospital structures (restructuring) have been an important part of these reforms. A significant impact of current approaches to restructuring is the loss of, or changes to, nursing management roles and functions." (excerpt from abstract) Details
Hospital restructuring and nursing leadership: a journey from research question to research program Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins 2006 Cummings GG "This research aimed at examining (a) how mutiple episodes of hospital restrucuring leading to layoff of nurses affected nurses who remained employed and (b) whether and how nursing leadership mitigated or intensified the negative effects of hospital restrucuting on nurses." (excerpt from abstract) Details
Sustainable workforce reform: case study of Victorian nurse practitioner roles Australian Healthcare and Hospitals Association 2010 Considine J & Fielding K "A major challenge for the healthcare sector is to demonstrate long-term outcomes of NP care and shift the research focus from individual NPs to the effectiveness fo healthcare teams that incorporate NPs. The paper draws on a framework for the following domains of sustainability in primary care: political, institutional, financial-economic, workforce and client (or patient) and applies these domains to NP planning in the Victorian context." (excerpt from abstract) Details
The implications of staff 'churn' for nurse managers, staff and patients Anthony J Janetti, Inc. 2009 Duffield C, Roche M, O'Brien-Pallas L & Catling-Paull C "...many facilitie are foced to staff their units or wards regulatly with non-permanent employees such as agency (labor hire) staff, hospital pool staff, part-time employees ... and travellers on working visas. This potentially leads to a lack of continuity or stability in staffing...." (excerpt from article Details
The impact of nurses on patient morbidity and mortality - the need for a policy change in response to the nursing shortage Australian Healthcare & Hospitals Association 2009 Twigg D, Duffield C, Thompson PL& Rapley P "This article provides a comprehensive review of the research linking nurse staffing to patient outcomes at a time of growing shortages, highlighting that a policy response based on substituting registered nurses with lower skilled workers may have adverse effects on patient outcomes." (excerpt from abstract) Details
Population growth and the golabl ehalth workforce crisis Capacity Plus 2011 Pacqu?-Margolis S, Muntifering C, Ng C & Noronha S "In this technical brief, we discuss the potential impact of population growth on countries' efforts to improve their populations' access to skilled health workers. Careful attention must be given to how population size interplays with health worker production to determine the desired health worker density ratio." (extract from abstract) Details
The WHO Global Code of Practice on the International Recruitment of Health Personnel: The evolution of gobal health diplomacy Global Health Governance 2011 Taylor AL & Dillon IS "Highlighting the contribution of non-binding instruments to global health governance, this article describes the Code negotiation process from its early stages to the formal adoption of the final text of the Code. Detailed are the vigorous negotiations amongst key stakeholders, including the active role of non-governmental organizations." (extract from abstract) Details
Workforce integration of new graduate nurses: Evaluation of a health human resources employment policy Longwoods 2011 Baumann A, Hunsberger M & Crea-Arsenio M "In 2007, the Nursing Graduate Guarantee (NGG), a health human resources employment policy, was developed as a financial incentive for employers to hire and mentor new graduate nurses for a six-month period. The purpose of this study was to examine facilitators and barriers to policy implementation and assess the impact of the NGG on full-time employment and workforce integration of new graduate nurses in Ontario." (extract from abstract) Details
The shifting landscape of immigration policy in Canada: Implications for health human resources Longwoods 2011 Nelson S, Verma S, McGillis Hall L, Gastalso D & Janjua M "This paper reports on recent changes in Canadian immigration policy, namely, the introduction of new immigration programs focused on skilled workers, along with the implementation of domestic mobility agreements." Details
Is there a glass escalator for male nurses in Canada? Longwoods 2011 Buhr KJ "This study aims to answer two questions: Do male nurses receive a wage premium? and, secondly: Do men ride a "glass escalator" and rise to supervisory positions with a higher probability than women do?" (extract from abstract) Details
Modelling human resources policies with Markov models: an illustration with the South African nursing labour market Springer 2011 Lagarde M & Cairns J "This article proposes a modelling framework to simulate and assess the immediate and long-term effects of policy interventions to attract and retain nurses in rural areas. Specifically, we use a Markov model to model the dynamics of movements of health care workers in a professional labour market. A model is developed to simulate the movements of South African nurses between different segments of the labour market over time." (extract from abstract) Details
Effects of hospital workplace factors on the psychological well-being and job satisfaction of helath care employees Sage Publications 2011 Agarwal M & Sharma A "The study was conducted with the aim of investigating the effects of perception of the hospital workplace factors on the job satisfaction and psychological well-being of a sample of paramedical health care employees (N =200) from a medical college (teaching) hospital and public (non-teaching) government-run hospitals." (excerpt from abstract) Details
United States Registered Nurse Workforce Report Card and Shortage Forecast Sage Publications 2011 Juraschek SP, Zhang X, Ranganathan VK & Lin VW "Using projected changes in population size and age, the authors developed demand and supply models to forecast the RN job shortage in each of the 50 states." Details
Management of occupational dermatitis in healthcare workers: a systematic review BMJ Publishing Group Ltd 2011 Smedley J, Williams S, Peel P * Pedersen K "This systematic review informed evidence-based guidelines for the management of occupational dermatitis, with a particular focus on healthcare workers." (extract from abstract) Details
The mental health workforce gap in low- and middle-income countries: a needs-based approach WHO 2011 Bruckner TA, Scheffler RM, Shen G, Yoon J, Chisholm D, Morris J, Fulton BD, Dal Poz MR & Saxena S "We aim to provide health planners, policy researchers and government officials with country-specific estimates of the human resources that are required in the area of mental health to adequately care for the population in need of mental health care." Details
Exploratory assessment of trafficking of persons in the Caribbean region (2nd edition) International Organization for Migration 2010 International Organization for Migration "...the purpose was to provide a starting point for the participating countries to examine human trafficking within their local context, namely the level and scope of human trafficking activity and the characteristics and profiles of potential victims and human traffickers." (excerpt from document) Details
Caring for trafiicked persons: A guide for health providers International Organization for Migration, London School for Hygiene and Tropical Medicine & United Nationald Global Initiaitive to Fight Trafficking in Persons 2009 Zimmerman C & Borland R "This document aims to provide practical, non-clinical guidance to help concerned health providers understand the phenomenon of human trafficking, recognize some of the health problems associated with trafficking and consider safe and appropriate approaches to providing health care for trafficked persons. It outlines the health provider's role in providing care and describes some of the limitations of his or her responsibility to assist." (excerpt from document) Details
Licwnsed nurses disciplined in Oregon between September 1996 and June 2008 Sage Publications 2011 Hudson ML & Droppers OJ "This study is undertaken to better identify the types of errors being made by nurses in Oregon, to have a more thorough understanding of who is making the errors, and to examine how the Board is sanctioning nurses through Board (Board of Nursing) discipline" (extract from abstract) Details
Health worker shortages and global justice Milbank Memorial Fund 2011 O'Brien P & Gostin LO "In this report, we make the case for the United States government to seriously address the problem of the global human resource shortage, particularly in the most disadvantaged countries. The United States has an important role to play in addressing this shortage, as do many other rich countries." (extract from document) Details
Many paths lead to nursing: factrors inflencing students' perceptions of nursing John Wiley & Sons 2011 Cowin LS & Johnson M "The aim of this study is to explore student nurses' perceptions of the qualities of nurses and how these differ with age, country of birth, gender, healthcare experience and mode of entry to the nursing programme." (exctract from abstract) Details
Impact of Nurse Work Environment and Staffing on Hospital Nurse Quality of Care in Thailand John Wiley & Sons 2011 Nantsupawat A, Srisuphan W, Kunaviktikul W. Wichaikhum O-A, Aungsuroch Y & Aiken LH "Purpose: To determine the impact of nurse work environment and staffing on nurse outcomes, including job satisfaction and burnout, and on quality of nursing care." (extract from abstract) Details
Scale up of services for mental health in low-income and middle-income countries Elsevier 2011 Eaton J, McCay L, Semrau M, Chatterjee S, Baingana F, Araya R, Ntulo C, Thornicroft G & Saxena S "Mental disorders constitute a huge global burden of disease, and there is a large treatment gap, particularly in low-income and middle-income countries. One response to this issue has been the call to scale up mental health services. We assess progress in scaling up such services worldwide using a systematic review of literature and a survey of key national stakeholders in mental health." (excerpt from abstract) Details
Nurses' work patterns: perceived organizational support and psychological contracts Sage Publications 2011 Mallette C "Social Exchange Theory was was used gain understanding of the influence of nurse's employment patterns on employment relationships and individual, organizational and professional outcomes" (extract from abstract) Details
Moral distress and moral courage in everyday nursing practice American Nurses Association 2011 Gallagher A "In this article the author examines the concepts of moral distress and moral courage within the context of nursing practice. Examples of challenging healthcare situations from the United Kingdom and Ireland are discussed in the light of the examination of these two concepts. The examples illuminate features of healthcare situations that need to be considered in relation to different organisational and cultural contexts." (excerpt from abstract) Details
Report on the Second Global Forum on Human Resources for Health, Prince Mahidol Award Conference Prince Mahidol AwardConference, WHO, JICA & GHWA 2011 Prince Mahidol Award Conference Secretariat "The Second Global Forum on Human Resources for Health (the Forum), held in Bangkok, Thailand in January 2011, was structured along the line of the Kampala Declaration and six strategies of the Agenda for Global Action. The deliberations reviewed the development and progress made, and identified challenges met in mitigating the global health workforce crisis. This report synthesizes, summarises and reports on the presentations, issues, discussions, achievements, challenges, recommendations and outcomes of the Forum." Details
Educaation of advanced practice nurses in Canada Longwoods 2010 Martin-Misener R, Bryant-Lukosius D, Harbman P, Donald F, Kilpatrick S & DiCenso A "For this paper, we drew on pertinent sections of a scoping review of the literature and key informant interviews conducted for a decision support synthesis on advanced practice nursing to describe the following: (1) history of advanced practice nursing education in Canada, (2) current status of advanced practice nursing education in Canada, (3) curriculum issues, (4) interprofessional education, (5) resources for education and (6) continuing education." (extract from abstract) Details
Educaation of advanced practice nurses in Canada Longwoods 2010 Martin-Misener R, Bryant-Lukosius D, Harbman P, Donald F, Kilpatrick S & DiCenso A "For this paper, we drew on pertinent sections of a scoping review of the literature and key informant interviews conducted for a decision support synthesis on advanced practice nursing to describe the following: (1) history of advanced practice nursing education in Canada, (2) current status of advanced practice nursing education in Canada, (3) curriculum issues, (4) interprofessional education, (5) resources for education and (6) continuing education." (extract from abstract) Details
The role of nursing leadership in integrating clinical nurse specialists and nurse practitioners in healthcare delivery in Canada Longwoods 2010 Carter N, Martin-Misener R, Kilpatrick K, Kaasalainen S, Donald F, Bryant-Lukosius D, Harbman P, Bourgeault I & Di Censo A "For this paper, we drew on pertinent sections of a scoping review of the literature and key informant interviews conducted for a decision support synthesis on advanced practice nursing to describe and explore organizational leadership in planning and implementing advanced practice nursing roles." (exctract from abstract) Details
A historical overview of the development of advanced practice nursing roles in Canada Longwoods 2010 Kaasalainen S, Martin-Misener R, Kilpatrick K, Harbman P, Bryant-Lukosius D, Donald F, Carter N & DiCenso A "The purpose of this paper is to provide a historical overview of the major influences on the development of advanced practice nursing roles that exist in Canada today, those roles being the nurse practitioner and the clinical nurse specialist." (extract from abstract) Details
Impact of Information Technology on Human Resources in Healthcare Longwoods 2007 Anvari, M "While some benefits of ICT have been realized in healthcare, the full impact of its benefits will only be realized if it is incorporated in a systematic form, rather than in the current patchy and uneven manner seen around the province and across the country to date." Details
Pay-for-performance in disease management: a systematic review of the literature BMC Health Services Researchg 2011 de Bruin SR, Baan CA & Struijs JN "The objectives of this paper are ... to provide an overview of P4P schemes used to stimulate delivery of chronic care through disease management and to provide insight into their effects on healthcare quality and costs" (extract from abstract) Details
Access to non-pecuniary benefits: does gender matter? Evidence from low- and middle-income countries Human Resources for Health 2011 Gupta N & Alfano M "Gender issues remain a neglected area in most approaches to health workforce policy, planning and research. There is an accumulating body of evidence on gender differences in health workers' employment patterns and pay, but inequalities in access to non-pecuniary benefits between men and women have received little attention. This study investigates empirically whether gender differences can be observed in health workers' access to non-pecuniary benefits across six low- and middle-income countries." (extract from abstract) Details
Nurse managers' work stressors and coping experiences: Unravelling the evidence Longwoods 2011 Udod SA & Care WD "This pilot study explored (a) front-line nurse managers' stressor experiences and (b) coping strategies used in order to respond to the myriad of challenges and demands of their role." (extract from abstract) Details
Towards the construction of health workforce metrics for Latin America and the Caribbean Human Resources for Health 2011 Nigenda GG, Machado MH, Ruiz FF, Carrasco VV, Moline PP & Giradi SS "One of the components of the Health Observatory for Latin American and the Carribbean (HO-LAC) is the design and implementation of metrics for human resources for health. Under the HO-LAC initiative, researchers from nine countries in the region formed the Collaborative Community on Human Resources for Health in Latin America and the Caribbean to identify common metrics applicable to the field of human resources for health (HRH)." Details
International Nursing Review Virtual Issue: Workplace Conflict International Council of Nurses 0 Robinson, J (editor) Articles include: International perspectives on workplace bullying among nurses: a review Stress and coping in Australian nurses: a systematic review Bullying among nurses and its effects Conflict and professionalism: perceptions among nurses in Saudi Arabia Teaching nursing in a situation of conflict: encounters between Palestinian - Israeli and Jewish - Israeli students Operating room nurses' perceptions of the effects of physician-perpetrated abuse Mobbing against nurses in the workplace in Turkey Workplace violence against Iranian nurses working in emergency departments Details
What implies the good work for registered nurses in municipal elderly care in Sweden SAGE publications 2011 Josefsson K, Aling J & Ostin B-L "The aim was to describe registered nurses' perceptions of what the good work implies to them in municipal elderly care. A descriptive design and structered questionnaire specifically designed for this study were used." (extract from abstract) Details
Workload and the nurse faculty shortage: Implications for policy and research Elsevier 2011 Gerolamo AM "This paper has three objectives: (1) to identify what is known about nurse faculty workload and its relationship to the nurse faculty shortage, (2) to determine whether evidence supports the assertion that nurse faculty workload is not equitable with faculty workload in other disciplines, and (3) to discuss policy and research implications for addressing workload and the nurse faculty shortage." (extract from abstract) Details
Going alone: The lived experience of female Arab-Muslim nursing students living and studying in the United States Elsevier 2011 McDermott-Levy, R "Phenomenological inquiry was used to describe the experience of 12 female Omani nurses living in the United States while studying for their baccalaureate degrees in nursing. The women described the experience of going alone and being away from the support and presence of their large, extended families; this influenced their international student experience. They also described their religious, cultural, and educational adaptation." (extract from abstract) Details
Psychological empowerment and job satisfaction between Baby Boomer and Generation X nurses John Wiley & Sons 2011 Sparks AM " This paper is a report of a study of differences in nurses' generational psychological empowerment and job satisfaction." (extract from abstract) Details
International flow of Zambian nurses Human Resources for Health 2009 Hamada N, Maben J, McPake B & Hanson K "This commentary paper highlights changing patterns of outward migration of Zambian nurses. The aim is to discuss these pattern changes in the light of policy developments in Zambia and in receiving countries." (extract from abstract) Details
Assessment of human resources management practices in Lebanese hospitals Human Resources for Health 2009 El-Jardali F, Tchaghchagian V & Jamal D "The objective of this study is to assess the perception of HR managers about the challenges they face and the current strategies being adopted. The study also aims at assessing enabling factors including role, education, experience and HR training." (extract from abstract) Details
California Board of Registered Nursing: 2009-2010 Annual School Report Centre for the Health Professions 2011 Bates T, Keane D & Spetz J "The survey collects data about nursing programs and their students and faculty from August 1 through July 31. Annual data presented in this report represent August 1, 2009 through July 31, 2010. Demographic information and census data were requested for October 15, 2010." (excerpt from document) Details
Co-workers' support and job performance among nurses in Jordanian hospitals Sage Publications 2009 Amarneh BH, Abu Al-Rub RF & Abu Al-Rub NF "The purpose of this study was to investigate the effect of social support from co-workers on job performance among Jordanian hospital nurses. A correlational descriptive survey was used to investigate this relationship among a convenience sample of 365 Jordanian hospital nurses." (exctract from abstract) Details
California Hispanic Nurses: Analysis of 1997, 2004, 2006, 2008 survey data Sage Publications 2011 Sardenberg-Hersh M, Black LM & Tinoco A "Using data from the California Board of Registered Nursing Surveys of 1997, 2004, 2006 and 2008, this study explores demographic, human capital, and work environment changes in the Hispanic RN population and compared these changes to those occurring among non-Hispanic Whites." Details
Staffing changes before and after mandated nurse-to-patient ratios in California hospitals Sage Publications 2011 Serratt T, Harrington C, Spetz J & Blegen M "California is the first state to mandate specific nurse-to-patient ratios in general acute care hospitals. These ratios went into effect January 1, 2004 and apply "at all times". Little is known about the changes in staffing that occurred subsequent to the implementation of this legislation. This study identifies and describes changes in nurse and non-nursing staffing that may have occurred as a result of the enactment of these nurse-to-patient ratios." Details
Evaluating nursing staff mix in long term care: A comprehensive framework for decision-makers Longwoods 2009 Kennedy, A "From May through November 2008, Eastern Health, the largest regional integrated health authority in Newfoundland and Labrador, conducted a Staff Mix Intervention Project designed, in part, to gauge the effectiveness of the Evaluation Framework to Determine the Impact of Nursing Staff Mix Decisions in assessing the impact of nursing staff mix changes in long-term care. Results reveal that the Evaluation Framework is a useful tool for managers and other decision-makers to use when measuring the comprehensive effects of staff mix changes and planning further human resources modifications." (excerpt from abstract) Details
Work environment characteristics of high-quality home health agencies Sage Publications 2010 Tullai-McGuiness S, Riggs JS & Farag AA "This concurrent mixed-method study examines the nurse work environment of high-quality Medicare-certified home health agencies." (extract from abstract) Details
Devolution and human resources in primary healthcare in rural Mali. Human Resources for Health 2011 Lodenstein E & Dao D "The key question of this article is: what does devolution mean for human resources for health in Mali? This article assesses the key advantages and dilemmas associated with devolution such as responsiveness to local needs, downward accountability and health worker retention. Challenges of politics and capacities are also addressed in relation to human resources for health at the local level. Examples are derived from experiences in Mali with a capacity development programme and from case studies of other countries" Details
Advances in contemporary nurse recruitment and retention: Problems and challenges in human capacity development (Special issue of Contemporary Nurse) eContent Management 2007 McMillan M & Conway J (eds) "Advances in Contemporary Recruitment and Retention considers the possibel and probable resonas for the nursing profession's world-wide crisis in recruitment and retention" (extract from website) Details
Retention of indigenous nursing students in New Zealand: A cross-sectional survey 0 Wilson D, McKinney C Details
Overcoming the hurdle of implementation: Putting human resources for health tools into action CapacityPlus 2011 McCaffery JA "While many countries have HRH plans, this paper asserts that a major reason countries remain in crisis is the lack of sustained implementation to achieve concrete workforce strengthening results. This is true despite the fact that there have been major investments in a broad range of tools and resources aimed to support implementation of plans and initiatives. Given this picture, the paper states that it is critical for HRH leaders to take action to ensure that already available tools are disseminated, adapted and used to foster effective implementation at the country level." (excerpt from abstract) Details
Health care in danger: Making the case International Committee for the Red Cross 2011 International Committee for the Red Cross "Armed conflict and internal disturbances - such as violent protests and riots - cause injuries among those directly participating and those who get caught in the way. Serious injuries require medical attention, yet it is precisely at these moments of greatest need that health-care services are most vulnerable to disruption, interference and attack. Violence, both actual and threatened, affects the delivery of health care in several ways. " (excerpt from document) Details
Role stress amongst nurses at the workplace: concept analysis John Wiley & Sons, Inc. 2011 Riahi S "The present study explicates the concept of role stress amongst nurses through an analysis adopted from Walker and Avant; Strategies for Theory Construction in Nursing, 4th edn, Prentice Hall, New Jersey, NY." (extract from abstract) Details
Health care in danger: a sixteen-country study International Committee of the Red Cross 2011 International Committee of the Red Cross "This study is based on an analysis of reports collected over a two and-a-half year period describing 655 violent incidents affecting health care in 16 countries where the ICRC is operational. The reports were obtained from humanitarian agencies, including the ICRC, and from open sources such as the media and websites. Standard software applied to a statistical model for analysing reports of such events was used." (extract from website) Details
Human Resources Guide to Preventing Workplace Violence Canada Law Book 2010 Keith N & Bassi G "Includes detailed analysis of Ontario's new violence prevention law, Bill 168 and a new chapter on Violence Prevention in the Health Care Sector." (extract from website) Details
When nurses hurt: Overcoming the cycle of nurse bullying Sigma Theta Tau International 2011 Dellasega C "Dellasega delves into the history of nurse bullying, provides theories about its causes and offers sample dialogues to diffuse violent situations as well as ways to create a positive work environment." (extract from website) Details
Support the Workforce (Knowledge Summary 6) WHO 2010 WHO/ University of Aberdeen "...while scaling up is essential, it is not always enough.Countries also need to build the capacity of existing workers so that they perform better, and create an environment that encourages them to stay in areas where the need is greatest..." (extract from document) Details
Human Resources for health in Southeast Asia: shortages, distributional challenges, and international trade in health services Elsevier 2011 Kanchanachitra c, Lindelow M, Johnston T, Hanvoravongchai P, Lorenzo FM, Huong NL, Wilopo SA & dela Rosa JF "In this paper, we address the issues of shortage and maldistribution of health personnel in southeast Asia in the context of the international trade in health services." Details
Getting heath workers to rural areas:Innovative analytic work to inform Policy making Policy World Bank 2010 Vujcic M, Alfano M & Shengelia B "The current paper presents results of an empirical study conducted in Liberia and Vietnam using a discrete choice experiment (DCE). The study's aim was to predict the likelihood of health workers taking up a rural area job under alternative incentive schemes." (extract from abstract) Details
Human Resources for Health (HRH) Indicator Compendium CapacityPlus 2011 Pacqu?-Margolis S, Ng S & Kauffman S "This compendium provides a list of published indicators on human resources for health (HRH) organized according to the results framework of the CapacityPlus project. The objective of this compendium is to provide a tool for HRH systems strengthening practitioners interested in monitoring HRH projects and programs."(excerpt from document) Details
Adding Value to Health - Global Health Workforce Alliance Anual Report 2010 Global Health Workforce Alliance 2011 Global Health Workforce Alliance "This Report is the successor to the Alliance's Catalyst for Change annual report for 2009. It covers the Alliance's activities and events in 2010, and also builds a bridge between the encouraging recent past and the promising near future. It connects what the Alliance has already achieved with what it aims to achieve in the coming years. And it reconnects the Alliance with the fundamental values that drive it and inspire health workers everywhere." (excerpt from website) Details
"More money for health - more health for the money" - a human resources for health perspective Human Resources for Health 2011 Campbell J, Jones I & Whyms D. "At the MDG Summit in September 2010, the UN Secretary-General launched the Global Strategy for Women's and Children's Health. Central within the Global Strategy are the ambitions of "more money for health" and "more health for the money". These aim to leverage more resources for health financing whilst simultaneously generating more results from existing resources - core tenets of public expenditure management and governance. This paper considers these ambitions from a human resources for health (HRH) perspective" (excerpt from abstract) Details
Handbook on measurement and monitoring: Indicators of the regional goals of human resources for health. A shared committment Pan American Health Organization 2011 Pan American Health Organization "The purpose of the handbook is to provide a standardized reference document for countries of the Region that clarifies the terms and parameters of each of the twenty goals of PAHO's Resolution CSP27/10, in order that they may be consistently understood, applied, measured and monitored. As a self-contained technical instruction manual, the handbook is intended to provide a practical tool to guide the identification and definition of initial baseline data to be collected in order to provide a descriptive profile of countries' human resources for health to facilitate monitoring their progress towards achieving their HRH goals over time" (excerpt from website) Details
Workplace violence and gender discrimination in Rwanda's health workforce: Increasing safety and gender equality Human Resources for Health 2011 Newman C, de Vries D, Kanakuze J, Ngendahlmana G "This article reexamines a set of study findings that directly relate to the influence of gender on workplace violence, synthesizes these findings with other research from Rwanda, and examines the subsequent impact of the study on Rwanda's policy environment." excerpt from abstract. Details
A decisive decade - mapping the future NHS workforce Royal College of Nursing 2011 Buchan J & Seccombe I "This interim report is taken from the forthcoming Royal College of Nursing Labour Market Review (LMR) 2011. This looks at the challenges facing nursing and the nursing workforce across the UK in 2011 which we believe are the greatest for a generation." (extract from document) Details
Being a good nurse and doing the right thing: A replication study Sage Publications 2011 Catlett S & Lovan SR "This qualitative research study, a replication of a study published in 2002, investigated the qualities of a good nurse and the role ethics plays in decision making." (extract from abstract) Details
Workforce demand forecaster tool: Health human resources' recruitment crystal ball? Longwoods 2010 Fu K, Allen S & Ferris E "To help quantitative forecasting data drive recruitment planning, six Ontario healthcare organizations and one academic partner teamed up to investigate the applicability of an Excel-based forecasting tool, the Workforce Demand Forecaster developed by the Advisory Board Company (the Tool). The Tool is a data collection spreadsheet that stores historical HR data, consolidates multiple quantitative variables that impact future workforce needs (e.g., budgeted full-time equivalent (FTE/headcounts), turnover, transfers etc.), and enables one- to five-year forecasts to inform recruitment strategies." (excerpt from article) Details
The Ontario Nursing Workload Demonstration Priojects: Rethinking how we measure, cost and plan the work of nurses Longwoods 2010 Ferguson-Par? M & Bandurchin A "In 2008 the Nursing Secretariat of Ontario's Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care formed a Nursing Workload Steering Committee to oversee the implementation of three demonstration projects with the objectives: to assess the feasibility of Health Outcomes for Better Information and Care (HOBIC) data as a measure of nursing workload, determine the indicators that best support nurse leaders to measure nursing work and make informed staffing decisions, and develop a model that predicts acute care nursing costs." (excerpt from abstract) Details
Tackling nurse shortages in OECD countries: OECD 2005 Simeons S, Villeneuve M & Hurst J "This paper analyses shortages of nurses in OECD countries. It defines and describes evidence on current nurse shortages, and analyses international variability in nurse employment. Additionally, a number of demand and supply factors that are likely to influence the existence and extent of any future nurse shortages are examined. In order to resolve nurse shortages, the paper compares and evaluates policy levers that decision makers can use to increase flows of nurses into the workforce, reduce flows out of the workforce, and improve nurse retention rates." (extract from document) Details
Health professional mobility and health systems: evidence from 17 European countries (Euro Observer Vol 12, No 2) European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies 2011 Wismar M, Glinos IA, Maier CB, Dussault G, Palm W, Bremner J & Figueras J "Health professionals move between countries in search of higher salaries, better working conditions, training and career opportunities, or new professional and personal experiences. When crossing borders, they change the composition of the workforce in both sending and receiving countries, affecting the size, skill-mix, geographical distribution and demographic profile. This can have consequence on the workforce's contribution to the performance of the health system by mitigating or aggravating workforce shortages, the lack of specific skills, or the situation in underserved areas." (excerpt from document) Details
Nursing inputs and outcomes from hospital care: An empirical analysis of Ontario's acute-care hospitals McGill University School of Nursing 2011 Tomblin Murphy G, Birch S, O'Brien-Pallas L, Kephart G & Mackenzie A "The authors analyze the association between intensity of nursing care (as measured by nursing hours per patient day), hospital bed days, and patient outcomes in acute-care hospitals in the province of Ontario, Canada, to determine whether higher levels of nursing inputs are associated with shorter lengths of stay (LOS) and, if so, whether these shorter LOS are achieved at the expense of health outcomes." (extract from abstract) Details
The relationship between management safety commitment and patient safety culture International Council of Nurses 2011 Feng XQ, Acord L, Cheng YJ, Zeng JH & Song JP "Aim:? The study aims to explore the relationship between management safety commitment and patient safety culture using data from a Chinese hospital." Details
Hospital nurses' work environment, quality of care provided and career plans International Council of Nurses 2011 Hinno S, Partanen P & Vehvilainen-Julkunen K "Aim:? The study aims to investigate the relationships between the characteristics of hospital nurses' work environment and the quality of care provided, and furthermore to examine Dutch nurses' career plans." (excerpt from abstract) Details
Conflict management in public hospitals: the Cyprus case International Council of Nurses 2011 Pavlakis A, Kaitelidou D, Theodorus M, Galanis P, Sourtzi P & Siskou O "Aim:? To investigate the existence and management of conflict among health-care personnel in public hospitals in Cyprus; to assess the factors leading to conflict among staff members; to evaluate the consequences of conflict arising; and to consider the management strategies." (excerpt from abstract) Details
Brithish Columbia's Provincial Nursing Workload Project: From evidence to empowerment Longwoods 2010 MacPhee M, Jewell K, Wardrop A, Ahmed A & Mildon B "This case study describes an ongoing demonstration project that engages nurses and nurse leaders in decision-making with respect to workload management issues at eight practice sites within British Columbia (two per healthcare sector: acute care, long-term care, community health and community mental health)." Details
Management strategies for nursing recruitment and retention Longwoods 1999 Cybulski AC, Bell K & Reeder JM "Baby boomers, generation Xer's and the Nexus generation may be creating unprecedented retention and recruitment complexities in the workplace environment. Each generation has what appears to be a somewhat different value system, which has been cultivated by the economic and social environment in which they have existed." (excerpt from abstract) Details
Nursing personnel's perceptions of the organizational climate in public and private hospitals in Spain International Council of Nurses 2011 Garcia-Garcia I, Ben?tez Ramos V, Cobos Serrano JL, Cobos R & Souza A "Aim:? To analyse nursing personnel's organizational climate perceptions using the Work Environment Scale (WES) in two categories of hospitals." (excerpt from abstract) Details
A review of health leadership management capacity in the Solomon Islands Human Resources for Health Hub (UNSW) 2011 Asante A, Roberts G & Hall J "This review describes the current state of health management and leadership capacity and issues that affect management performance in the Solomon Islands." (excerpt from document) Details
Strategies for retaining midcareer nurses Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc 2011 McGillis Hall L, Lalonde M, Dales L, Peterson J & Cripps L " Few studies have examined the unique needs of midcareer nurses. A mixed-method approach including surveys and focus groups was used to identify key retention strategies and desires for midcareer nurses." (extract from abstract) Details
Nurse staffing, nursing workload, the work environment and patient outcomes Elsevier 2011 Duffield C, Diers D, O'Brien-Pallas L, Aisbett C, Roche M, King M & Aisbett K "Nurse staffing (fewer RNs), increased workload, and unstable nursing unit environments were linked to negative patient outcomes including falls and medication errors on medical/surgical units in a mixed method study combining longitudinal data (5 years) and primary data collection" (abstract) Details