In recognition that 2020 is the Year of the Nurse and Midwife, we are delighted to announce that a new thematic series on 'Research to support evidence-informed decisions on optimizing the contributions of nursing and midwifery workforces' is now open for submissions. We are calling for submissions focusing on research and analysis that contributes to improved policy, planning and implementation related to nursing and midwifery, and that provides new evidence on the impact on health systems and outcomes. For more details please visit the series page.
Optimizing the contributions of the nursing and midwifery workforces
Doctor migration from Ireland to Australia
Humphries and colleagues draw on Australian immigration, registration and census data to highlight doctor migration flows from Ireland to Australia, 2008–2018. Read more…
Human Resources for Health welcomes manuscripts on all aspects of the planning, education, management and governance of human resources for health – particularly those of international relevance and global reach.
James Buchan, University of Technology, Sydney, Australia
Paramedics, poetry, and film
What do arts-based methods offer us as we seek to better understand and engage with complex social issues that have a direct impact on the health system? Read more…
James Buchan, Editor-in-Chief
Prof. Buchan has specialized in health workforce policy and analysis throughout his career. His background includes periods as a senior Human Resources manager in the National Health Service in Scotland; senior policy analyst at the Royal College of Nursing, (RCN), UK; and as a specialist adviser to Health Workforce Australia, a federal government agency. More recently he has completed a contract as Senior Adviser- Human Resources for Health, WHO European Region.
He continues to work extensively as a policy researcher and consultant on HRH issues in Europe, Asia and the Pacific. Prof. Buchan has academic appointments in Europe and as Adjunct Professor at University of Technology, Sydney, Australia. He is also a Senior Visiting Fellow at the Health Foundation, UK.
Optimizing gender equity in health workforce policy and planning
We are delighted to announce that a new thematic series on 'Research to support evidence-informed decisions on optimizing gender equity in health workforce policy and planning' is now open for submissions. We are calling for submissions focusing on research concerning the monitoring, evaluation and accountability of human resources for health policy options through a gender equity lens.
For more details and published articles please visit the series page here. The series will close to new submissions on 30 April 2020.
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