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Title: WHO European strategy for nursing and midwifery education for health for all : report on a WHO expert group meeting, Madrid, Spain 23-25 November 1997
Authors: World Health Organization. Regional Office for Europe
Issue Date: 1998
Publisher: Copenhagen : WHO Regional Office for Europe
Language: English
Abstract: Health care systems throughout Europe are in transition. Cost-containment policies and poor health outcomes are forcing policy-makers to think in new ways about health service delivery. Nursing and midwifery, the backbone of most health care delivery systems, consume 40-60% of the health care budget in many countries The professions are under increasing pressure to deliver high-quality services along the whole continuum of care, from health promotion at one end to assisting people to die with dignity at the other. Success in this task requires appropriately educated professionals who are flexible and able to operate in a fast-changing environment. Nursing and midwifery are at very different stages of development in the WHO European Region, however, and if they are to deliver high-quality care in the most cost-effective and -efficient ways, appropriate education is paramount. Governments are looking to WHO and to others for leadership here. WHO brought together a group of experts to map a way forward for the education of nurses and midwives in Europe. This group agreed upon a draft strategy; a time-table for consultation, finalization and subsequent publication and promotion; and a sample framework to guide each country's analysis and ap-proach to implementation. The strategy will build on the work of the WHO LEMON (LEarning Materials On Nursing) project but will affect the whole Region. It will provide countries with a lead in preparing nursing and midwifery for excellence in practice and service delivery at a cost that each country can accommodate
Description: EUR/ICP/DLVR 04 05 01
English only
14 p.
Subject: Delivery of Health Care
Education, Nursing
Nursing Services
Health for All
Context: education
metadata.dc.subject.other: Nursing and Midwifery
Gov't Doc #: EUR/ICP/DLVR 04 05 01
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