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  1. Displaced populations in fragile settings experience health disparities that are seldom attended to. Task-shifting, which involves training non-specialized community health workers (CHW) to deliver basic educa...

    Authors: Hady Naal, Rebecca Mendelsohn, Dayana Brome, Aya Noubani, Dana Nabulsi, Dina Muhieddine and Shadi Saleh
    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2021 19:37
  2. Nearly one-third of medical school faculty members are age 55 + . As our population ages, the prevalence of family caregiving is increasing, yet we know very little about the caregiving experiences of aging fa...

    Authors: Kimberly A. Skarupski, David L. Roth and Samuel C. Durso
    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2021 19:36
  3. Previous Australian workforce analyses revealed a small orthotist/prosthetist workforce with a low number of practitioners per 100,000 Australians. In recent years, initiatives were implemented to increase rel...

    Authors: Emily Ridgewell, Leigh Clarke, Sarah Anderson and Michael P. Dillon
    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2021 19:34
  4. Shortages and inequitable distribution of physicians is an obstacle to move towards Universal Health Coverage, especially in low-income and middle-income countries. In Brazil, expansion of medical school enrol...

    Authors: Alexandre Medeiros Figueiredo, Danette Waller McKinley, Adriano Massuda and George Dantas Azevedo
    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2021 19:33
  5. A strong health workforce is a key building block of a well-functioning health system. To achieve health systems goals, policymakers need information on what works to improve and sustain health workforce perfo...

    Authors: Serena Sonderegger, Sara Bennett, Veena Sriram, Ummekulsoom Lalani, Shreya Hariyani and Timothy Roberton
    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2021 19:32
  6. System dynamics (SD) modelling can inform policy decisions under Thailand's Universal Health Coverage. We report on this thinking approach to Thailand's strategic health workforce planning for the next 20 year...

    Authors: Borwornsom Leerapan, Pard Teekasap, Nipaporn Urwannachotima, Wararat Jaichuen, Kwanpracha Chiangchaisakulthai, Khunjira Udomaksorn, Aronrag Meeyai, Thinakorn Noree and Krisada Sawaengdee
    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2021 19:31

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  7. Communication skills are essential for health professionals to establish a positive relationship with their patients, improving their health and quality of life. In this perspective, communication skills train...

    Authors: Ádala Nayana de Sousa Mata, Kesley Pablo Morais de Azevedo, Liliane Pereira Braga, Gidyenne Christine Bandeira Silva de Medeiros, Victor Hugo de Oliveira Segundo, Isaac Newton Machado Bezerra, Isac Davidson Santiago Fernandes Pimenta, Ismael Martinez Nicolás and Grasiela Piuvezam
    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2021 19:30
  8. Since the 2008 recession, Ireland has experienced large-scale doctor emigration. This paper seeks to ascertain whether (and how) the COVID-19 pandemic might disrupt or reinforce existing patterns of doctor emi...

    Authors: Niamh Humphries, Jennifer Creese, John-Paul Byrne and John Connell
    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2021 19:29
  9. Asthma education, a key component of long-term asthma management, is challenging in resource-limited settings with shortages of clinical staff. Task-shifting educational roles to lay (non-clinical) staff is a ...

    Authors: Lovemore Nkhalamba, Sarah Rylance, Adamson S. Muula, Kevin Mortimer and Felix Limbani
    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2021 19:28
  10. Increasing feminization of medical professions is well-acknowledged. However, this does not always equate to equitable representation of women within medicine, regarding their socio-demographic indicators, reg...

    Authors: Ritika Tiwari, Angelique Wildschut-February, Lungiswa Nkonki, René English, Innocent Karangwa and Usuf Chikte
    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2021 19:27
  11. Collaboration among different categories of health professionals is essential for quality patient care, especially for individuals with cleft lip and palate (CLP). This study examined interprofessional collabo...

    Authors: Phumzile Hlongwa and Laetitia C. Rispel
    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2021 19:25
  12. Interventions using positive psychology (PP), which build on positive qualities of healthcare personnel and institutions, could potentially enhance organisational performance in healthcare. The aim of this sys...

    Authors: Maartje Kletter, Bronwyn Harris and Celia Brown
    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2021 19:24
  13. The shortage of primary medical staff is an important issue in the management of health human resources, and it is also a problem that all countries in the world need to face together. Since 2009, China has im...

    Authors: Guimei Chen, Lingzhi Sang, Jian Rong, Huosheng Yan, Hongzhang Liu, Jing Cheng, Li Wang, Hong Ding and Ren Chen
    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2021 19:23
  14. Community health worker teams are potential game-changers in ensuring access to care in vulnerable communities. Who are they? What do they actually do? Can they help South Africa realize universal health coverage...

    Authors: L. S. Thomas, E. Buch and Y. Pillay
    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2021 19:22
  15. Health care delivery in Australia is experiencing challenges with services struggling to keep up with the increasing demands of an aging population, rising levels of chronic disease and limited funding for car...

    Authors: Trudy Dwyer, Alison Craswell and Matthew Browne
    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2021 19:21
  16. General practitioners are the gatekeepers of the health of the residents. This study aims to evaluate the trend and equity of general practitioners' allocation from 2012 to 2017 in China and provide a reference f...

    Authors: Qianqian Yu, Wenqiang Yin, Dongmei Huang, Kui Sun, Zhongming Chen, Hongwei Guo and Di Wu
    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2021 19:20
  17. The Western Pacific region constitutes one-quarter of the world’s population and has diverse health needs. While dialogue on and promotion of advanced practice nurses are ongoing, this study investigated the c...

    Authors: Sue Kim, Tae Wha Lee, Gwang Suk Kim, Eunhee Cho, Yeonsoo Jang, Mona Choi, Seoyoung Baek, David Lindsay, Sally Chan, Regina L. T. Lee, Aimin Guo, Frances Kam Yuet Wong, Doris Yu, Sek Ying Chair, Yoko Shimpuku, Sonoe Mashino…
    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2021 19:19
  18. Student enrolment processes and practices can affect the quality of pre-service training programmes. These processes and practices may have serious implications for the quality and quantity of students within ...

    Authors: Ekechi Okereke and Babatunde Ahonsi
    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2021 19:18
  19. The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) published their Health Systems Strengthening (HSS) approach to meet its strategic goals of ending preventable maternal, newborn and child deaths and promoting the he...

    Authors: Lucio Naccarella, Barbara McPake, Prarthna Dayal, Waithira Gikonyo, Claudia Vivas Torrealba and Alison Morgan
    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2021 19:17
  20. Task-shifting and technology in psychological interventions are two solutions to increasing access to mental health intervention and overcoming the treatment gap in low and middle-income countries. The CONEMO ...

    Authors: Thais Izabel Ugeda Rocha, Suzana Crismanis de Almeida Lopes Aschar, Liliana Hidalgo-Padilla, Kate Daley, Heloísa Garcia Claro, Hellen Carolina Martins Castro, Daniela Vera Cruz dos Santos, J. Jaime Miranda, Ricardo Araya and Paulo Rossi Menezes
    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2021 19:16
  21. Fundamentally, the goal of health professional regulatory regimes is to ensure the highest quality of care to the public. Part of that task is to control what health professionals do, or their scope of practice. ...

    Authors: Kathleen Leslie, Jean Moore, Chris Robertson, Douglas Bilton, Kristine Hirschkorn, Margaret H. Langelier and Ivy Lynn Bourgeault
    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2021 19:15
  22. Globally, mobile learning (mLearning) tools have attracted considerable attention as a means of continuous training for healthcare workers. Rwanda like other low-resource settings with scarce in-service traini...

    Authors: Aurore Nishimwe, Latifat Ibisomi, Marc Nyssen and Daphney Nozizwe Conco
    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2021 19:14
  23. Community health workers (CHWs) are the mainstay of the public health system, serving for decades in low-resource countries. Their multi-dimensional work in various health care services, including the preventi...

    Authors: Sandul Yasobant, Walter Bruchhausen, Deepak Saxena, Farjana Zakir Memon and Timo Falkenberg
    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2021 19:13
  24. Academic institutions worldwide are embedding interprofessional education (IPE) into their health/social services education programs in response to global evidence that this leads to interprofessional collabor...

    Authors: Ruby E. Grymonpre, Lesley Bainbridge, Louise Nasmith and Cynthia Baker
    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2021 19:12
  25. Patients’ health and wellbeing are promoted when nurses successfully conceptualize caring in clinical practice. Measuring caring behaviors can advance knowledge about caring and has potential to improve caring...

    Authors: Anna Klarare, Mona Söderlund, Anna Wikman, Jenny McGreevy, Elisabet Mattsson and Andreas Rosenblad
    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2021 19:11
  26. 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
  27. 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
  28. 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
  29. 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
  30. 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
  31. 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
  32. 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
  33. 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
  34. 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
  35. 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
  36. 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
  37. 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
  38. 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
  39. 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
  40. 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
  41. 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
  42. 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
  43. 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
  44. 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