IHP news 478 : Human Resources for Health

By on July 13, 2018

International Journal for Equity in Health – Setting the agenda for nurse leadership in India: what is missing

Joe Varghese, J Porter, Kabir Sheikh et al; https://equityhealthj.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s12939-018-0814-0

Current policy priorities to strengthen the nursing sector in India have focused on increasing the number of nurses in the health system. However, the nursing sector is afflicted by other, significant problems including the low status of nurses in the hierarchy of health care professionals, low salaries, and out-dated systems of professional governance, all affecting nurses’ leadership potential and ability to perform. Stronger nurse leadership has the potential to support the achievement of health system goals, especially for strengthening of primary health care, which has been recognised and addressed in several other country contexts. This research study explores the process of policy agenda-setting for nurse leadership in India, and aims to identify the structural and systemic constraints in setting the agenda for policy reforms on the issue….”

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