2022 SEP 16 (NewsRx) — By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Insurance Daily News — A new study on Health and Medicine – Regional Health is now available. According to news originating from Broadway, Australia, by NewsRx correspondents, research stated, “The quality of healthcare services and outcomes in the Pacific vary widely, with some countries enjoying some of the world’s longest life expectancies, others have high rates of maternal and child mortality and relatively low life expectancy. Nurses and midwives make up more than two thirds of the regional regulated healthcare workforce.”
Our news journalists obtained a quote from the research from the University of Technology Sydney, “This paper argues that if countries are to meet Universal Health Coverage nursing and midwifery leaders need to be explicitly involved in shaping policy at the highest levels of government to optimise individual and community health both now and in the future. Using United Nations 2019 declaration towards building a healthier world, this paper provides a rationale for inclusion of these leaders into national and regional decisionmaking forums related to health policy to provide an informed voice in ministerial deliberations on health policy. We suggest that following several comprehensive regional and global studies, South Pacific Chief Nursing and Midwifery Officer Alliance and the newly developed Pacific Heads of Nurses and Midwifery provide a vehicle for this to occur.”
According to the news editors, the research concluded: “As outlined in the WHO Strategic Directions, it is now time to embed Chief Nurses in national and regional health policy development.”
For more information on this research see: Achieving Universal Health Care In the Pacific: the Need for Nursing and Midwifery Leadership. The Lancet Regional Health – Western Pacific, 2022;19:100340. The Lancet Regional Health – Western Pacific can be contacted at: Elsevier, Radarweg 29, 1043 Nx Amsterdam, Netherlands.
The news correspondents report that additional information may be obtained from Michele Rumsey, University of Technology Sydney, Who Collaborating Ctr Nursing Midwifery & Hlth De, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Faculty of Health, Pob 123, Broadway, Nsw 2007, Australia. Additional authors for this research include Margaret Leong, Di Brown, Nathalia Rodrigues, Michael Larui and Moralene Capelle.
The direct object identifier (DOI) for that additional information is: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.lanwpc.2021.100340. This DOI is a link to an online electronic document that is either free or for purchase, and can be your direct source for a journal article and its citation.
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