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  1. Appropriate and well-resourced medical internship training is important to ensure psychological health and well-being of doctors in training and also to recruit and retain these doctors. However, most reviews ...

    Authors: Yingxi Zhao, Peris Musitia, Mwanamvua Boga, David Gathara, Catia Nicodemo and Mike English

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2021 19:10

    Content type: Review

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  2. Workplace violence (WPV) against healthcare workers is a common and daily problem in hospitals worldwide. Studies in different countries indicated that exposure to WPV potentially impacts the psychological sta...

    Authors: Okbah Mohamad, Naseem AlKhoury, Mohammad-Nasan Abdul-Baki, Marah Alsalkini and Rafea Shaaban

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2021 19:8

    Content type: Research

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  3. Globally, community health workers (CHWs) are integral contributors to many health systems. In India, Accredited Social Health Activists (ASHAs) have been deployed since 2005. Engaged in multiple health care a...

    Authors: Anand Kawade, Manisha Gore, Pallavi Lele, Uddhavi Chavan, Hilary Pinnock, Pam Smith and Sanjay Juvekar

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2021 19:7

    Content type: Research

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  4. Treatment for rifampicin-resistant Mycobacterium tuberculosis (RR-TB) is complex, however, shorter treatment, with newer antimicrobials are improving treatment outcomes. The South African National Department of H...

    Authors: Jason E. Farley, Norbert Ndjeka, Khaya Mlandu, Kelly Lowensen, Keri Geiger, Yen Nguyen, Chakra Budhathoki and Paul D. Stamper

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2021 19:6

    Content type: Research

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  5. Capacity strengthening of primary health care workers is widely used as a means to strengthen health service delivery, particularly in low- and middle-income countries. Despite the widespread recognition of th...

    Authors: Mairéad Finn, Brynne Gilmore, Greg Sheaf and Frédérique Vallières

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2021 19:5

    Content type: Review

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  6. Poor health worker motivation, and the resultant shortages and geographic imbalances of providers, impedes the provision of quality care in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). This systematic review summ...

    Authors: Jaya Gupta, Mariya C. Patwa, Angel Khuu and Andreea A. Creanga

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2021 19:4

    Content type: Review

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  7. Thailand is a rapidly aging society, which places high demand on home health care services for the elderly. The shortage of health care workforce in rural areas is a crucial obstacle to the delivery of adequat...

    Authors: Nonglak Pagaiya, Thinakorn Noree, Penapa Hongthong, Karnwarin Gongkulawat, Pagaluk Padungson and Dariwan Setheetham

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2021 19:2

    Content type: Research

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  8. Stress, anxiety, and depression are some of the most important research and practice challenges for psychologists, psychiatrists, and behavioral scientists. Due to the importance of issue and the lack of gener...

    Authors: Nader Salari, Habibolah Khazaie, Amin Hosseinian-Far, Behnam Khaledi-Paveh, Mohsen Kazeminia, Masoud Mohammadi, Shamarina Shohaimi, Alireza Daneshkhah and Soudabeh Eskandari

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2020 18:100

    Content type: Research

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  9. Little is known about gender differences in general practitioner (GP) turnover. It is important to understand potential divergence given both the feminization of the Australian GP workforce and projected short...

    Authors: E. Anne Bardoel, Grant Russell, Jenny Advocat, Susan Mayson and Margaret Kay

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2020 18:99

    Content type: Research

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  10. The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s (KSA) health sector is undergoing rapid reform in line with the National Transformation Program, as part of Saudi’s vision for the future, Vision 2030. From a nursing human resour...

    Authors: Mohammed Alluhidan, Nabiha Tashkandi, Fahad Alblowi, Tagwa Omer, Taghred Alghaith, Hussah Alghodaier, Nahar Alazemi, Kate Tulenko, Christopher H. Herbst, Mariam M. Hamza and Mohammed G. Alghamdi

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2020 18:98

    Content type: Case study

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  11. Eswatini is facing a critical shortage of human resources for health (HRH) and limited access to multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) treatment in rural areas. This study assessed multiple stakeholders’ p...

    Authors: Ernest Peresu, J. Christo Heunis, N. Gladys Kigozi and Diana De Graeve

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2020 18:97

    Content type: Research

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  12. This study aims to understand how the implementation of the advanced clinical practice framework in England (2017) was experienced by the workforce to check assumptions for a national workforce modelling proje...

    Authors: Jessica Lawler, Katrina Maclaine and Alison Leary

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2020 18:96

    Content type: Research

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  13. Health workers are at high risk of job burnout. Primary care in China has recently expanded its scope of services to a broader range of public health services in addition to clinical care. This study aims to m...

    Authors: Shan Lu, Liang Zhang, Niek Klazinga and Dionne Kringos

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2020 18:95

    Content type: Research

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  14. Good attitude on collaborative care between nurses and midwives with physicians is crucial for better team working. This further enables those vital health care professionals to provide quality and improved ca...

    Authors: Eneyew Melkamu and Aynalem Yetwale

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2020 18:94

    Content type: Research

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  15. More than 60% of the world’s rural population live in the Asia-Pacific region. Of these, more than 90% reside in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). Asia-Pacific LMICs rural populations are more impoveri...

    Authors: Likke Prawidya Putri, Belinda Gabrielle O’Sullivan, Deborah Jane Russell and Rebecca Kippen

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2020 18:93

    Content type: Review

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  16. While South Africa has had a fairly consistent record of producing national-level strategic plans for human resources for health in the past 25 years, the country continues to face major problems of affordabil...

    Authors: Manya Van Ryneveld, Helen Schneider and Uta Lehmann

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2020 18:92

    Content type: Review

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  17. Occupational stress is considered an ongoing epidemic. An inadequate response to a stressful situation can trigger burnout syndrome. In this way, the assistant services (health and teaching) often reach higher...

    Authors: Ines Carmona-Barrientos, Francisco J. Gala-León, Mercedes Lupiani-Giménez, Alberto Cruz-Barrientos, David Lucena-Anton and Jose A. Moral-Munoz

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2020 18:91

    Content type: Research

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  18. In this article, we analyze data collected in the context of health workforce planning (HWFP) for Guiné-Bissau as part of the development of the third National Health Strategy, to study the relationship betwee...

    Authors: Paulo Ferrinho, Inês Fronteira, Tiago Correia and Clotilde Neves

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2020 18:90

    Content type: Research

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  19. Medicine is one of the most popular college degrees at both undergraduate and postgraduate level. Despite this, morale and wellbeing in doctors at all levels internationally is reportedly low. Long hours and s...

    Authors: Aedin Collins and Alexandra Beauregard

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2020 18:89

    Content type: Research

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  20. Medical doctors with postgraduate training in Global Health and Tropical Medicine (MDGHTM) from the Netherlands, a high-income country with a relatively low caesarean section rate, assist associate clinicians ...

    Authors: Wouter Bakker, Emma Bakker, Christiaan Huigens, Emily Kaunda, Timothy Phiri, Jogchum Beltman, Jos van Roosmalen and Thomas van den Akker

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2020 18:87

    Content type: Research

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  21. Different social segments from several regions of the world face challenges in order to achieve the sustainable development goals (SDGs). Nursing represents the greatest number of health workforce in the globe...

    Authors: Isabel Amélia Costa Mendes, Carla Aparecida Arena Ventura, Ítalo Rodolfo Silva, Elucir Gir, Emerson Willian Santos de Almeida, Artur Acelino Francisco Luz Nunes Queiroz, Bruna Sordi Carrara, Raquel Helena Hernandez Fernandes, Tiago Privado da Silva and Álvaro Francisco Lopes de Sousa

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2020 18:86

    Content type: Research

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  22. Pharmacists play an important role in promoting people’s health in Japan, which has an aging population. Hence, it is necessary that the distribution of pharmacists meets the population’s needs in each region....

    Authors: Yasuhiro Morii, Seiichi Furuta, Tomoki Ishikawa, Kensuke Fujiwara, Hiroko Yamashina and Katsuhiko Ogasawara

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2020 18:85

    Content type: Research

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  23. Laboratory diagnostic testing service delivery and compliance with international standards for laboratory quality are directly influenced by laboratory workforce competency. Many hospital laboratories in const...

    Authors: Siew Kim Ong, Grant T. Donovan, Nayah Ndefru, Sophanna Song, Chhayheng Leang, Sophat Sek, Michael Noble and Lucy A. Perrone

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2020 18:84

    Content type: Case study

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  24. This commentary addresses the critically important role of health workers in their countries’ more immediate responses to COVID-19 outbreaks and provides policy recommendations for more sustainable health work...

    Authors: Ivy Lynn Bourgeault, Claudia B. Maier, Marjolein Dieleman, Jane Ball, Adrian MacKenzie, Susan Nancarrow, Gustavo Nigenda and Mohsin Sidat

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2020 18:83

    Content type: Commentary

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  25. Most low- and middle-income countries are experiencing challenges in maternal health in relation to accessing skilled birth attendants (SBA). The first step in addressing this problem is understanding the curr...

    Authors: Amuda Baba, Tim Martineau, Sally Theobald, Paluku Sabuni and Joanna Raven

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2020 18:82

    Content type: Research

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  26. Information and communication technology are playing a major role in ensuring continuity of healthcare services during the COVID-19 pandemic. The pandemic has also disrupted healthcare quality improvement (QI)...

    Authors: Zuneera Khurshid, Aoife De Brún, Gemma Moore and Eilish McAuliffe

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2020 18:81

    Content type: Review

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  27. The Lancet Commission for Global Surgery identified an adequate surgical workforce as one indicator of surgical care accessibility. Many countries where women in surgery are underrepresented struggle to meet t...

    Authors: Meredith D. Xepoleas, Naikhoba C. O. Munabi, Allyn Auslander, William P. Magee and Caroline A. Yao

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2020 18:80

    Content type: Review

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  28. This commentary article addresses a critical issue facing Kenya and other Low- and Middle-Income Countries (LMIC): how to remedy deficits in hospitals’ nursing workforce. Would employing health care assistants...

    Authors: Louise Fitzgerald, David Gathara, Jacob McKnight, Jacinta Nzinga and Mike English

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2020 18:79

    Content type: Commentary

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  29. Regulation of the health workforce and accreditation of educational institutions are intended to protect the public interest, but evidence of the impact of these policies is scarce and occasionally contradicto...

    Authors: William Burdick and Ibadat Dhillon

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2020 18:71

    Content type: Editorial

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  30. The primary aim of this study is to assess stakeholders’ views of the acceptability and feasibility of policy options and outcome indicators presented in the 2010 World Health Organization (WHO) global policy ...

    Authors: Onyema Ajuebor, Mathieu Boniol, Michelle McIsaac, Chukwuemeka Onyedike and Elie A. Akl

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2020 18:77

    Content type: Research

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  31. The workload of general practitioners (GPs) and dissatisfaction with work have been increasing in various Western countries over the past decades. In this study, we evaluate the relation between the workload o...

    Authors: Willemijn L. A. Schäfer, Michael J. van den Berg and Peter P. Groenewegen

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2020 18:76

    Content type: Research

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  32. Peripartum deaths remain significantly high in low- and middle-income countries, including Kenya. The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted essential services, which could lead to an increase in maternal and neonata...

    Authors: Rachel Wangari Kimani, Rose Maina, Constance Shumba and Sheila Shaibu

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2020 18:75

    Content type: Review

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  33. The global movement of internationally qualified health practitioners (IQHPs), seeking to live and work outside of their place of origin, is subject to considerable study and scrutiny. Extensive published mate...

    Authors: Melissa Cooper, Philippa Rasmussen and Judy Magarey

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2020 18:74

    Content type: Case study

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  34. Bangladesh did not have dedicated professional midwives in public sector health facilities until recently, when the country started a nation-wide programme to educate and deploy diploma midwives. The objective...

    Authors: Rashid U. Zaman, Adiba Khaled, Muhammod Abdus Sabur, Shahidul Islam, Shehlina Ahmed, Joe Varghese, Della Sherratt and Sophie Witter

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2020 18:73

    Content type: Research

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  35. Numerous studies have found negative outcomes between shift work and physical, emotional, and mental health. Many professional caregivers are required to work shifts outside of the typical 9 am to 5 pm workday...

    Authors: Oluwagbohunmi Awosoga, Claudia Steinke, Christina Nord, Jon Doan, Stephanie Varsanyi, Jeff Meadows, Adesola Odole and Sheli Murphy

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2020 18:70

    Content type: Research

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  36. Although pay-for-performance (P4P) among primary care physicians for enhanced chronic disease management is increasingly common, the evidence base is fragmented in terms of socially equitable impacts in achiev...

    Authors: Neeru Gupta and Holly M. Ayles

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2020 18:69

    Content type: Research

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  37. Midwifery students’ intention to stay in the profession can be influenced by how the interface of their work and personal life is affected by their clinical placement experience. The purpose of this study is t...

    Authors: Farimah HakemZadeh, Elena Neiterman, James Chowhan, Jennifer Plenderleith, Johanna Geraci, Isik Zeytinoglu and Derek Lobb

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2020 18:68

    Content type: Research

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  38. There are ongoing accessibility challenges in primary care in British Columbia, Canada, with 17% of the population not having a regular source of care. Anecdotal evidence suggests that physicians are moving aw...

    Authors: Lindsay Hedden, Setareh Banihosseini, Nardia Strydom and Rita McCracken

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2020 18:67

    Content type: Research

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  39. Community health workers (CHWs) are increasingly engaged to address human resource shortages and fill primary healthcare gaps. In Eswatini, a cadre of CHWs called Rural Health Motivators (RHM) was introduced i...

    Authors: Caroline Walker, Doris Burtscher, John Myeni, Bernhard Kerschberger, Bernadette Schausberger, Barbara Rusch, Nosipho Dlamini and Katherine Whitehouse

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2020 18:66

    Content type: Research

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  40. The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has high maternal mortality and a low number of midwives, which undermines the achievement of goal 3 of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) for 2030, specifically th...

    Authors: Malin Bogren, Malin Grahn, Berthollet Bwira Kaboru and Marie Berg

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2020 18:65

    Content type: Research

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  41. Identification of the service competences of family physicians is central to ensuring high-quality primary care and improving patient outcomes. However, little is known about how to assess the family physician...

    Authors: Ziling Ni, Xiaohe Wang, Siyu Zhou and Tao Zhang

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2020 18:64

    Content type: Research

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  42. Recruiting and retaining a skilled health workforce is a common challenge for remote and rural communities worldwide, negatively impacting access to services, and in turn peoples’ health. The research literatu...

    Authors: Birgit Abelsen, Roger Strasser, David Heaney, Peter Berggren, Sigurður Sigurðsson, Helen Brandstorp, Jennifer Wakegijig, Niclas Forsling, Penny Moody-Corbett, Gwen Healey Akearok, Anne Mason, Claire Savage and Pam Nicoll

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2020 18:63

    Content type: Research

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  43. Cancer incidence and mortality in sub-Saharan Africa are increasing and do account for significant premature death. The expertise of health care providers is critical to downstaging cancer at diagnosis and imp...

    Authors: Josaphat Byamugisha, Ian G. Munabi, Aloysius G. Mubuuke, Amos D. Mwaka, Mike Kagawa, Isaac Okullo, Nixon Niyonzima, Pastan Lusiba, Peruth Ainembabazi, Caroline Kankunda, Dennis D. Muhumuza, Jackson Orem, Diana Atwine and Charles Ibingira

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2020 18:62

    Content type: Research

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  44. The Namibian Ministry of Health and Social Services (MoHSS) piloted the first HIV Project ECHO (Extension for Community Health Outcomes) in Africa at 10 clinical sites between 2015 and 2016. Goals of Project E...

    Authors: Leonard Bikinesi, Gillian O’Bryan, Clay Roscoe, Tadesse Mekonen, Naemi Shoopala, Assegid T. Mengistu, Souleymane Sawadogo, Simon Agolory, Gram Mutandi, Valerie Garises, Rituparna Pati, Laura Tison, Ledor Igboh, Carla Johnson, Evelyn M. Rodriguez, Tedd Ellerbrock…

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2020 18:61

    Content type: Research

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