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Title: Nursing beyond the year 2000 : report of a WHO study group [meeting held in Geneva from 12 to 16 July 1993]
Other Titles: Les soins infirmiers au-delà de l' horizon 2000 : rapport d' un groupe d' étude de l' OMS [réuni à Genève du 12 au 16 juillet 1993]
La enfermería más allá del año 2000 : informe de un grupo de estudio de la OMS
Authors: WHO Study Group on Nursing beyond the Year 2000 (1993 : Geneva, Switzerland)
World Health Organization
Issue Date: 1994
Publisher: Geneva : World Health Organization
Language: English
Abstract: Considers the ways in which the roles and functions of nurses and midwives will need to change in order to meet new challenges in health care. Adopting a future-oriented approach, the report looks at recent successes and failures in order to draw lessons that can guide planning for the future. Particular attention is given to the implications of poverty differences within and between countries, population displacement from rural to urban areas, and epidemiological and demographic transitions resulting in a growing number of elderly people. The report opens with a brief review of health issues at the global level, concentrating on major demographic and disease trends that will affect the future of the nursing profession. A brief discussion of differences in health expenditure is followed by an analysis of changing trends in nursing and midwifery. The analysis is frank about the problems ahead and highly critical of social attitudes that debase the crucial contribution of nurses at all levels of health care. Implications for nursing practice and primary health care are considered together with future needs for education and research. The report concludes that the contribution of nurses to the health care systems of the future is likely to be even more varied than today. The report also foresees a need for great flexibility in a situation where the speed of change will be faster than ever
Description: ita reproduced in Infermiere in Formazione, 5/94
21 p.
Subject: Nursing
Delivery of Health Care
Education, Nursing
Nursing Care
metadata.dc.subject.other: Nursing and Midwifery
Other Identifiers: 9241208422
Other Language Versions: English
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