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Nursing and midwifery regulatory reform in east, central, and southern Africa: a survey of key stakeholders

Overview of attention for article published in Human Resources for Health, June 2013
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  • In the top 25% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • Good Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (74th percentile)
  • Above-average Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (52nd percentile)

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Title
Nursing and midwifery regulatory reform in east, central, and southern Africa: a survey of key stakeholders
Published in
Human Resources for Health, June 2013
DOI 10.1186/1478-4491-11-29
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Authors

Carey F McCarthy, Joachim Voss, Marla E Salmon, Jessica M Gross, Maureen A Kelley, Patricia L Riley

Abstract

In sub-Saharan Africa, nurses and midwives provide expanded HIV services previously seen as the sole purview of physicians. Delegation of these functions often occurs informally by shifting or sharing of tasks and responsibilities. Normalizing these arrangements through regulatory and educational reform is crucial for the attainment of global health goals and the protection of practitioners and those whom they serve. Enacting appropriate changes in both regulation and education requires engagement of national regulatory bodies, but also key stakeholders such as government chief nursing officers (CNO), professional associations, and educators. The purpose of this research is to describe the perspectives and engagement of these stakeholders in advancing critical regulatory and educational reform in east, central, and southern Africa (ECSA).

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 2 5%
United Kingdom 1 2%
Spain 1 2%
Unknown 39 91%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 7 16%
Unspecified 6 14%
Student > Ph. D. Student 6 14%
Other 6 14%
Student > Doctoral Student 5 12%
Other 13 30%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 18 42%
Unspecified 9 21%
Nursing and Health Professions 7 16%
Business, Management and Accounting 2 5%
Social Sciences 2 5%
Other 5 12%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 4. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 29 June 2013.
All research outputs
#1,284,658
of 6,230,503 outputs
Outputs from Human Resources for Health
#237
of 444 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#24,955
of 99,457 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Human Resources for Health
#8
of 19 outputs
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