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  1. In this commentary, we develop a conceptual proposal aimed to explain why a discourse of praise and admiration for healthcare professionals´ limitless dedication can trigger a general indifference to the burno...

    Authors: Dolores Morera, Janet Delgado, Elena Lorenzo, María Elisa de Castro-Peraza and Naira Delgado
    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2024 22:16
  2. Regulation can improve professional practice and patient care, but is often weakly implemented and enforced in health systems in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). Taking a de-centred and frontline pers...

    Authors: Gerry McGivern, Francis Wafula, Gloria Seruwagi, Tina Kiefer, Anita Musiega, Catherine Nakidde, Dosila Ogira, Mike Gill and Mike English
    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2024 22:13
  3. Quality assessments are being introduced in many countries to improve the quality of care and maintain acceptable quality levels. In South Korea, various quality assessments are being conducted to improve the ...

    Authors: Seungju Kim, Gui Ok Kim, Syalrom Lee and Yong Uk Kwon
    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2024 22:12
  4. Health and care workers (HCW) faced the double burden of the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic: as members of a society affected by a public health emergency and as HWC who experienced fear of becoming infected and of infec...

    Authors: Inês Fronteira, Verona Mathews, Ranailla Lima Bandeira dos Santos, Karen Matsumoto, Woldekidan Amde, Alessandra Pereira, Ana Paula Cavalcante de Oliveira, Isabel Craveiro, Raphael Chança, Mathieu Boniol, Paulo Ferrinho and Mario Roberto Dal Poz
    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2024 22:10
  5. International mobility of health workforce affects the performance of health systems and has major relevance in human resources for health policy and planning. To date, there has been little research exploring...

    Authors: Sara Calderón-Larrañaga, Ángel González-De-La-Fuente, Ana Belén Espinosa-González, Verónica Casado-Vicente, Óscar Brito-Fernandes, Niek Klazinga and Dionne Kringos
    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2024 22:9
  6. Healthcare literature suggests that leadership behavior has a profound impact on nurse work-related well-being. Yet, more research is needed to better conceptualize, measure, and analyse the concepts of leader...

    Authors: Dorothea Kohnen, Hans De Witte, Wilmar B. Schaufeli, Simon Dello, Luk Bruyneel and Walter Sermeus
    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2024 22:8
  7. High morbidity and mortality related to the use of drugs resulted in demand for clinical pharmacy services (CPS) globally. In developed countries, the evolution of pharmacists’ role in direct patient care star...

    Authors: Manase Kilonzi, Ritah F. Mutagonda, Dorkasi L. Mwakawanga, Hamu J. Mlyuka, Wigilya P. Mikomangwa, Wema A. Kibanga, Alphonce Ignace Marealle, Bertha Mallya, Deogratias Katabalo, Sofia Sanga, Fredrick Kalokola, John Rwegasha, Rose Magambo, John Mmassy, Sungwa Kabissi, Josephine A. Balati…
    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2024 22:6
  8. Workforce shortage in healthcare and particularly in physicians poses a threat to healthcare delivery and its quality. In comparison to other OECD countries, Israel currently has a small number of medical grad...

    Authors: Hanna Schroeder, Alon Shacham, Shimon Amar, Charles Weissman and Josh E. Schroeder
    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2024 22:5
  9. The global Human Resources for Health (HRH) strategy emphasizes the need to invest in HRH to meet population needs and improve the provision of quality health care services. In South Africa, dietitians are rec...

    Authors: Vertharani Nolene Naicker, Keshan Naidoo, Jane W. Muchiri and Modiehi Heather Legodi
    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2024 22:4
  10. Prosthetists and orthotists (POs) are the smallest of the 14 allied health profession (AHP) workforces within NHS England. Obtaining data on the workforce has always been challenging due to this information be...

    Authors: Nicola Eddison, Aoife Healy, Enza Leone, Caroline Jackson, Bracken Pluckrose and Nachiappan Chockalingam
    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2024 22:3
  11. The shortage of skilled nurses is a major concern for health systems worldwide. This may be partly due to the hesitancy of some nurses to enter or remain in the nursing career. This shortage consequently reduc...

    Authors: Farnoosh Shafiei, Mostafa Amini-Rarani, Koen Ponnet and Maryam Moeeni
    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2024 22:2
  12. The global refugee crisis, exacerbated by the Syrian war, has placed tremendous strain on Jordan’s healthcare system and infrastructure, notably impacting nurses working in refugee camps. The aim to identify f...

    Authors: Islam Oweidat, Abeer Omari, Mohammed ALBashtawy, Al Omar Saleh, Tahani Alrahbeni, Khalid Al-Mugheed and Ayman Daifallah Ismail Alsheikh
    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2024 22:1
  13. To assess the amount spent on health and care workforce (HCW) remuneration in the African countries, its importance as a proportion of country expenditure on health, and government involvement as a funding sou...

    Authors: Hapsatou Toure, Maria Aranguren Garcia, Juana Paola Bustamante Izquierdo, Seydou Coulibaly, Benjamin Nganda and Pascal Zurn
    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2023 21:96
  14. Across the care economy there are major shortages in the health and care workforce, as well as high rates of attrition and ill-defined career pathways. The aim of this study was to evaluate current evidence re...

    Authors: Meg E. Morris, Natasha K. Brusco, Rachael McAleer, Stephen Billett, Lisa Brophy, Rosemary Bryant, Leeanne Carey, Amy Conley Wright, Christine East, Marion Eckert, Kristina Edvardsson, Deirdre Fetherstonhaugh, Sally Fowler-Davis, Margarita Frederico, Richard Gray, Doug McCaskie…
    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2023 21:95
  15. Human resource management (HRM) in healthcare is an important component in relation to the quality and efficiency of healthcare delivery. However, a comprehensive overview is lacking to assess and track the cu...

    Authors: Xiaoping Qin, Yu-Ni Huang, Zhiyuan Hu, Kaiyan Chen, Lin Li, Richard Szewei Wang and Bing-Long Wang
    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2023 21:94
  16. This review paper offers a policy-tracing trend analysis of national experiences among low- and middle-income countries in strengthening human resources for health information systems (HRHIS). This paper draws...

    Authors: Pamela A. McQuide, Andrew N. Brown, Khassoum Diallo and Amani Siyam
    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2023 21:93

    The Correction to this article has been published in Human Resources for Health 2024 22:7

  17. The turnover and shortage of health care workers (HCWs) have been a worldwide problem for healthcare organizations. The primary aim of this study was to identify the factors influencing the intention of Chines...

    Authors: Yuting Huang, Huilin Zhang, Zuming Qin, Ying Zou, Zhiling Feng and Jiao Cheng
    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2023 21:92
  18. In Iran, the issue of the nursing shortage and unequal distribution exist simultaneously. The shortage of healthcare workers is one of the most important concerns of the health systems. In addition, the dispar...

    Authors: Amirmohammad Haddadfar, Sara Emamgholipour, Mohsen Razani and Mohammad Hassan Salehnejad
    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2023 21:91
  19. A 15 million health workforce shortage is still experienced globally leading to a sub-optimal healthcare worker-to-population ratio in most countries. The use of low-skilled care assistants has been suggested ...

    Authors: Vincent A. Kagonya, Onesmus O. Onyango, Michuki Maina, David Gathara, Mike English and Abdulazeez Imam
    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2023 21:90
  20. Achieving the targeted organizational goals through effective training can increase employee satisfaction. Since 2015, the Supranational Reference Laboratory Uganda (SRL Uganda) has trained National Tuberculos...

    Authors: Nakiwala Dorothy, Benjamini Niringiyimana, Wekiya Enock, Ocung Guido, Kabugo Joel, Adam Isa, Anita Katuramu, Orena Beatrice, Christine Nansubuga Korsah, Lillian Kyomugasho, Denis Oola, Kenneth Musisi, Eunjung Kim, Nayeong Yu, Ruth Kaliisa, Yeni Lee…
    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2023 21:89
  21. Immunization is regarded as one of the most cost-effective public health interventions in global health. However, its cost-effectiveness depends greatly on the knowledge and skills of vaccinators. With the gro...

    Authors: Yauba Saidu, Jessica Gu, Budzi Michael Ngenge, Sangwe Clovis Nchinjoh, Amani Adidja, Nadege Edwidge Nnang, Nkwain Jude Muteh, Vouking Marius Zambou, Clarence Mvalo Mbanga, Valirie Ndip Agbor, Diaby Ousmane, Andreas Ateke Njoh, Junie Flegere, Demba Diack, Owens Wiwa, Emanuele Montomoli…
    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2023 21:88
  22. Continuing Professional Development (CPD) in pharmacy is a lifelong learning approach whereby individual pharmacists are responsible for updating and broadening their knowledge, skills, and attitudes. This is ...

    Authors: Hamere Tamiru, Solomon Assefa Huluka, Bezawit Negash, Kidu Hailu and Zelalem Tilahun Mekonen
    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2023 21:87
  23. The integration of care influenced the job satisfaction of healthcare professionals, especially affecting primary healthcare providers (PCPs). This study aimed to perform a systematic review to explore the imp...

    Authors: Mei Liu, Jian Wang, Jiaxu Lou, Ruonan Zhao, Jiahui Deng and Ziyu Liu
    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2023 21:86
  24. Physician shortage and maldistribution is an urgent health policy issue requiring resolution. Determination of factors associated with regional retention and development of effective policy interventions will ...

    Authors: Soichi Koike, Kentaro Okazaki, Akiko Tokinobu, Masatoshi Matsumoto, Kazuhiko Kotani and Hitomi Kataoka
    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2023 21:85
  25. Comprehensiveness of primary care has been declining, and much of the blame has been placed on early-career family physicians and their practice choices. To better understand early-career family physicians’ pr...

    Authors: Agnes Grudniewicz, Ellen Randall, M. Ruth Lavergne, Emily Gard Marshall, Lori Jones, David Rudoler, Kathleen Horrey, Maria Mathews, Madeleine McKay, Goldis Mitra, Ian Scott, David Snadden, Sabrina T. Wong and Laurie J. Goldsmith
    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2023 21:84
  26. Health worker retention in remote and hard-to-reach areas remains a threat in most low- and middle-income countries, and this negatively impacts health service delivery. The health workforce inequity is catast...

    Authors: Andrew Twineamatsiko, Nathan Mugenyi, Yvonne Nabachwa Kuteesa and Ejalu David Livingstone
    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2023 21:83
  27. Violence against healthcare workers recently became a growing public health concern and has been intensively investigated, particularly in the tertiary setting. Nevertheless, little is known of workplace viole...

    Authors: Hanizah Mohd Yusoff, Hanis Ahmad, Halim Ismail, Naiemy Reffin, David Chan, Faridah Kusnin, Nazaruddin Bahari, Hafiz Baharudin, Azila Aris, Huam Zhe Shen and Maisarah Abdul Rahman
    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2023 21:82
  28. Maintaining healthcare services and ensuring the presence of healthcare personnel (HCP) during periods of conflict and high-intensity warfare in Israel including the significant security event that occurred on...

    Authors: Sarah Sberro-Cohen, Inbal Amit, Erez Barenboim and Alona Roitman
    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2023 21:81
  29. The COVID-19 pandemic highlighted pre-existing weaknesses in health and care systems and services and shortages of health and care workers (HCWs). As a result, policymakers needed to adopt measures to improve ...

    Authors: Ana Paula Cavalcante de Oliveira, Mariana Lopes Galante, Leila Senna Maia, Isabel Craveiro, Alessandra Pereira da Silva, Ines Fronteira, Raphael Chança, Giorgio Cometto, Paulo Ferrinho and Mario Dal Poz
    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2023 21:80
  30. Health workforce planning has become a significant global problem considering there are estimates of an 18 million healthcare provider shortfall by 2030. There are two mechanisms to address healthcare worker s...

    Authors: Mark Lafave, Yasaman Amannejad, Ulkar Mammadova and Breda Eubank
    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2023 21:79

    The Correction to this article has been published in Human Resources for Health 2024 22:11

  31. Authors: Lucia D’Ambruoso, Nana Akua Abruquah, Denny Mabetha, Maria van der Merwe, Gerhard Goosen, Jerry Sigudla and Sophie Witter
    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2023 21:78

    The original article was published in Human Resources for Health 2023 21:66

  32. The long-standing underrepresentation of women in leadership positions in medicine is well-known, but poorly documented globally. There is some evidence of the gender gap in academia, medical society leadershi...

    Authors: Claudia Santucci, Beatriz González López-Valcarcel, Cristina Avendaño-Solá, Mari Carmen Bautista, Carmen Gallardo Pino, Lourdes Lledó García, Elena Martín-Perez and Pilar Garrido López
    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2023 21:77
  33. Healthcare workers (HCWs) are essential resources, and their health and wellbeing are key not only for offering constant and useful care facilities to clients, but also for maintaining the safety of the workfo...

    Authors: Maryam Khazaee-Pool, Masoud Moradi, Tahereh Pashaei and Koen Ponnet
    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2023 21:76
  34. In Belgium, the Planning Commission for Medical Supply is responsible for monitoring human resources for health (HRH) and ultimately proposing workforce quotas. It is supported by the Planning Unit for the Sup...

    Authors: Nadia Benahmed, Mélanie Lefèvre and Sabine Stordeur
    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2023 21:75
  35. Because of the essential nature of the work of medical laboratory professionals, continuing development in knowledge and skills is indispensable. The study aimed at identifying and prioritizing the development...

    Authors: Mainprice Akuoko Essuman, Nii Armah Addy, Samuel Essien-Baidoo, Irene Esi Donkoh, Felix A. Botchway, Justice Afrifa, Prince Agyeman, Leticia Awontayami Amaama, Samuel Amoah, Felix B. K. Sorvor and Richard K. D. Ephraim
    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2023 21:74
  36. Building health research capacity in low- and middle-income countries is essential to achieving universal access to safe, high-quality healthcare. It can enable healthcare workers to conduct locally relevant r...

    Authors: James T. Kengia, Albino Kalolo, David Barash, Cindy Chwa, Tuna Cem Hayirli, Ntuli A. Kapologwe, Ally Kinyaga, John G. Meara, Steven J. Staffa, Noor Zanial and Shehnaz Alidina
    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2023 21:73
  37. Health practitioner regulation (HPR) systems are increasingly recognized as playing an important role in supporting health workforce availability, accessibility, quality, and sustainability, while promoting pa...

    Authors: Kathleen Leslie, Ivy Lynn Bourgeault, Anne-Louise Carlton, Madhan Balasubramanian, Raha Mirshahi, Stephanie D. Short, Jenny Carè, Giorgio Cometto and Vivian Lin
    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2023 21:72
  38. The study aimed to examine the influence of perceived management support on job satisfaction through the mediating role of motivation among family doctors in the Jiangsu province of China.

    Authors: Xinglong Xu, Lulin Zhou, Sabina Ampon-Wireko and Prince Ewudzie Quansah
    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2023 21:71
  39. There is a growing interest in understanding the impact of duty hours and resting times on training outcomes and the well-being of resident physicians. However, to this date no state-wide analysis exists in an...

    Authors: D. A. Sanchez Martinez, J. P. Carrasco Picazo, P. D. Estrella Porter, R. Ruiz-Montero, A. H. Aginagalde Llorente, E. García-Camacho, J. Navarro and A. Cerame del Campo
    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2023 21:70
  40. Establishing a workforce capable of meeting population needs is contingent on evaluation that can inform sound policy and planning. Health workforce evaluation has traditionally relied on health labour market ...

    Authors: Jody-Anne Mills, Weronika Krzepkowska, Alarcos Cieza, Paloma Cuchi, Pascal Zurn, Stephanie Doris Short and James W. Middleton
    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2023 21:69
  41. While night shifts are crucial for patient care, they threaten doctors’ well-being and performance. Knowledge of how the impact of night shifts differs for doctors is needed to attenuate the adverse effects of...

    Authors: Maarten P. M. Debets, Fokkedien H. M. P. Tummers, Milou E. W. M. Silkens, Coen R. H. Huizinga, Kiki M. J. M. H. Lombarts and Koen E. A. van der Bogt
    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2023 21:68
  42. Globally, HIV, TB and malaria account for an estimated three million deaths annually. The Global Fund partnered with the World Health Organization to assist countries with health workforce planning in these ar...

    Authors: Tim A. Bruckner, Tracy K. Lin, Jenny Liu, Olga Bornemisza, Onyema Ajuebor, Khassoum Diallo and Giorgio Cometto
    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2023 21:67
  43. While integral to decentralising health reforms, Community Health Workers (CHWs) in South Africa experience many challenges. During COVID-19, CHW roles changed rapidly, shifting from communities to clinics. In...

    Authors: Lucia D’Ambruoso, Nana Akua Abruquah, Denny Mabetha, Maria van der Merwe, Gerhard Goosen, Jerry Sigudla and Sophie Witter
    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2023 21:66

    The Correction to this article has been published in Human Resources for Health 2023 21:78

  44. The World Federation for Medical Education (WFME) defines accreditation as 'certification of the suitability of medical education programs, and of…competence…in the delivery of medical education.' Accreditatio...

    Authors: Alexandra L. Coria, Areej Hassan, Jui-Yen Huang, Katia C. Genadry, Rashmi K. Kumar, Ayten Sergios, Roseda E. Marshall and Christiana M. Russ
    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2023 21:65
  45. Despite the physical demands and risks inherent to working in long-term care (LTC), little is known about workplace injuries and worker compensation claims in this setting. The purpose of this study was to cha...

    Authors: Stephanie A. Chamberlain, Fangfang Fu, Oludotun Akinlawon, Carole A. Estabrooks and Andrea Gruneir
    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2023 21:63