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The library is a searchable online bilingual database of peer-reviewed literature, grey literature, as well as data resources on all matters related to health human resources within and concerning Canada.

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A 20th century pediatrician and the emergence of modern day pediatrics

In 1922, in the midst of increasing infant mortality and the rampant spread of infectious disease, a small, but dedicated group of physicians founded the Canadian Pediatric Society in Toronto. Surprisingly, there was tremendous reluctance on the part of t ...

Language:English
AuthorBerger M
Year2007

A case study of nurse practitioner role implementation in primary care: What happens when new roles are introduced?

Abstract Background: At the time of this study (2009) the role of the nurse practitioner was new to the province of British Columbia. The provincial government gave the responsibility for implementing the role to health authorities. Managers of health ...

Language:English
AuthorSangster-Gormley E, Martin-Misener R, Burge F
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A comparative review of community health representatives scope of practice in international indigenous communities

In October 2003, the International Network in Indigenous Health Knowledge and Development (INIHKD) held an inaugural meeting in Townsville, Australia with participation from Australia, Canada, New Zealand and the United States of America. During that meet ...

Language:English
AuthorMcCulla K
Year2004

A competency-based curriculum for training rural family physicians in operative delivery

In rural western and northern Canada, including northern Ontario, a large portion of the operative delivery services are provided by rural family physicians with enhanced surgical skills. There is strong evidence that outcomes are good and that enhanc ...

Language:English
AuthorBurnett M et al.
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A discussion paper on scope of nursing practice for registered nurses in Nova Scotia

This discussion paper sets the foundation for future work that will enable registered nurses to more fully interpret their individual scope of practice, as it fits within the broad definition for the profession in Nova Scotia. This paper begins by providi ...

Language:English
AuthorCollege of Registered Nurses of Nova Scotia
Year2009

A framework for the introduction and evaluation of advanced practice nursing roles

AIM: This paper describes a participatory, evidence-based, patient-focused process for advanced practice nursing (APN) role development, implementation, and evaluation (PEPPA framework). BACKGROUND: Despite the growing demand for advanced practice nurs ...

Language:English
AuthorBryant-Lukosius D, Dicenso A
Year2004

A nurse is a nurse is a ....? A showcase of nursing skill and accomplishment.

Toronto

As part of a multidisciplinary team that works on each case, Hughes has found the work to be a learning - and teaching - experience. "Team members may not understand the community mental health nurse's involvement in clients' lives, so they need to be edu ...

Language:English
AuthorZbogar H
Year2002

A prescription for quality: Improving prescription drug policy in British Colombia

Concern over prescription drug policy in Canada is fuelled primarily by the growth in expenditures. Prescription drugs are the fastest growing component of Canadian health care expenditures. As drug costs escalate, questions have emerged about how to ensu ...

Language:English
AuthorBritish Colombia Medical Association (BCMA)
Year2007

A profile of registered nurses in rural and remote Canada

Research on nursing practice issues in rural and remote areas of Canada is very limited. This report describes the method and initial results of a comprehensive survey of registered nurses (RNs) practising outside the commuting zones of large urban centre ...

Language:English
AuthorStewart N J, D'Arcy C, Pitblado J R, Morgan D G, Forbes D, Remus G, Smith B, Andrews M E, Kosteniuk J, Kulig J C, MacLeod M L
Year2005

A regulatory framework for nurse practitioners in British Columbia

In December 2000, the Ministry of Health announced its decision to introduce nurse practitioners into the British Columbia health care system to improve public access to health care services in the province. The Ministry of Health and the College of Regis ...

Language:English
AuthorCollege of Registered Nurses of British Columbia (CRNBC)
Year2005

A review of advanced practice nursing in the United States, Canada, Australia and Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (SAR), China

This paper provides an overview of Advanced Practice Nursing (APN) in the USA, Canada, Australia and Hong Kong. It is based upon documents presented to the China Medical Board (CMB) China Nursing Network (CNN) as background for discussions held by the CNN ...

Language:Directory
AuthorParker JM. Hill MN.
Year2017
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A review of scopes of practice of health professions in Canada: A balancing act | Tour d’horizon des champs d’exercice des professions de la santé au Canada: Une question d'équilibre

Following its first report to Canadians, Health Care Renewal in Canada: Accelerating Change (January 2005), and in recognition that health reform efforts are entwined with the availability of appropriately trained health human resources, the Health Counci ...

Language:English/French
AuthorBaranek P M
Year2005

A scoping review to improve conceptual clarity of interprofessional interventions

Interprofessional education (IPE) and interprofessional collaboration (IPC) have been identified in health education and health care as playing an important role in improving health care services and patient outcomes. Despite a growth in the amount of rese ...

Language:English
AuthorReeves S, Goldman J, Gilbert J, Tepper J, Silver I, Suter E, Zwarenstein M
Year2011

A survey of oncology advanced practice nurses in Ontario: Profile and predictors of job satisfaction

The purpose of this study was to examine role structures and processes and their impact on job satisfaction for oncology advanced practice nurses (APNs) in Ontario. APNs caring for adult, paediatric or palliative patients in integrated regional cancer pro ...

Language:English
AuthorBryant-Lukosius D, Green E, Fitch M, Macartney G, Robb-Blenderman L, McFarlane S, Bosompra K, DiCenso A, Matthews S, Milne H
Year2007

A survey of the practice patterns of nurse practitioners in primary health care in Nova Scotia

Regulated by the College of Registered Nurses of Nova Scotia (CRNNS), nurse practitioners (NPs) are a relatively new professional group, whose practice has continued to evolve in Nova Scotia since the first NPs were licensed in 2002. Th e scope of practice ...

Language:English
AuthorMartin Misener R, Crawford T
Year2010

A synthesis of recent analyses of human resources for health requirements and labour market dynamics in high-income OECD countries

Abstract Background Recognition of the importance of effective human resources for health (HRH) planning is evident in efforts by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Global Health Workforce Alliance (GHWA) to facilitate, with partner organizat ...

Language:English
AuthorMurphy G T, Birch Stephen, MacKenzie A, Bradish S, Rose A E
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A systematic approach to maximizing nursing scopes of practice

The term "scope of practice" has been widely used in a number of recent healthcare reports 1, 2, 3 and professional documents. 4, 22 It is seldom clearly defined, although a thorough understanding of the concept is obviously essential to effective utiliza ...

Language:English
AuthorBesner J, Doran D, McGillis Hall L, Giovannetti P, Girard F, Hill W, Morrison J, Watson L
Year2005

A systematic approach to maximizing nursing scopes of practice: The feasibility of collecting and analyzing comparable data across three health regions

Numerous research reports have highlighted the need to address the underutilization of health care professionals by maximizing professional scopes of practice. Achieving role optimization nonetheless requires attention to the environment in which care is ...

Language:English
AuthorAlberta Health Services
Year2005

Advanced nursing practice in nurse-led inflammatory bowel disease support service

This project examines the experiences of patients who have inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) through an integrative literature review. The human science approach of phenomenology and Watson’s Caring Theory (2006) serve as the philosophical and theoretical ...

Language:English
AuthorWestin L
Year2009

Advanced nursing practice | La pratique infirmière avancée

Advanced nursing practice (ANP) is an umbrella term describing an advanced level of clinical nursing practice that maximizes the use of graduate educational preparation, in-depth nursing knowledge and expertise in meeting the health needs of individuals, ...

Language:English/French
AuthorNurses Association of New Brunswick (NANB)
Year2012