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The healthcare workforce

This thematic series in Israel Journal of Health Policy Research considers the healthcare workforce. The physicians, nurses, and other professionals who provide direct patient care are vital to the success of the health care systems within which they operate. Accordingly, policymakers around the world are deeply concerned about such issues as whether they have enough professionals, whether they are being adequately trained and their skills used to the fullest, and whether they are appropriately distributed between and within countries. This article collection explores how these and related issues are playing out, both in Israel and internationally.

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  1. Content type: Commentary

    A recent study of patient violence toward hospital physicians and nurses offers a welcome perspective in its classifying of aggressive behaviors as workplace violence. While patients and families are widely re...

    Authors: Sharone Bar-David

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2018 7:15

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    The original article was published in Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2017 6:43

  2. Content type: Integrative article

    There is increasing agreement among medical educators regarding the importance of improving the integration between public health and clinical education, understanding and implementation of epidemiological met...

    Authors: Rachel Dankner, Uri Gabbay, Leonard Leibovici, Maya Sadeh and Siegal Sadetzki

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2018 7:13

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  3. Content type: Original research article

    In Israel, there is a shortage of family medicine (FM) specialists that is occasioned by a shortage of students pursuing a FM career.

    Authors: Sody Naimer, Yan Press, Charles Weissman, Rachel Yaffa Zisk-Rony, Yoram G. Weiss and Howard Tandeter

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2018 7:1

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  4. Content type: Original research article

    There is extensive evidence that the role of nurse coordinators is beneficial for patients. Nurse coordinators are more available to patients compared to general registered nurses, know better to control sympt...

    Authors: Liza Monas, Orly Toren, Beatrice Uziely and David Chinitz

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2017 6:66

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  5. Content type: Commentary

    New ways of thinking about medicine and health care demand new methods in medical education. Over the past two decades, as both the practice and the study of medicine have become increasingly concerned with de...

    Authors: Raymond H. Curry

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2017 6:65

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    The original article was published in Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2017 6:42

  6. Content type: Original research article

    Simulation-based training improves residents’ skills for end-of-life (EOL) care. In the field, staff providers play a significant role in handling those situations and in shaping practice by role modeling. We ...

    Authors: Mayer Brezis, Yael Lahat, Meir Frankel, Alan Rubinov, Davina Bohm, Matan J Cohen, Meni Koslowsky, Orit Shalomson, Charles L Sprung, Henia Perry-Mezare, Rina Yahalom and Amitai Ziv

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2017 6:48

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    The Commentary to this article has been published in Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2017 6:62

  7. Content type: Commentary

    Every country struggles with how best to meet the demand for health care services with the available resources. This commentary offers a perspective on the Israeli physician workforce and the analyses of Horow...

    Authors: Lewis G. Sandy

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2017 6:55

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    The original article was published in Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2017 6:31

  8. Content type: Original research article

    Worldwide, there is a widespread and disturbing pattern of violence towards healthcare workers. However, violent occurrences in Israeli hospitals have often been unrecognized and underreported. Moreover, most ...

    Authors: Sigal Shafran-Tikva, Revital Zelker, Zvi Stern and David Chinitz

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2017 6:43

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    The Commentary to this article has been published in Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2018 7:15

  9. Content type: Original research article

    Patient preferences regarding the gender of their physicians is a highly sensitive issue, which can be particularly salient in intimate medical situations. Previously published studies found that women tend to...

    Authors: Asnat Groutz, Hadar Amir, Revital Caspi, Eran Sharon, Yifat Amir Levy and Mordechai Shimonov

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2016 5:35

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  10. Content type: Integrative article

    We reviewed the existing programs for basic medical education (BME) in Israel as well as their output, since they are in a phase of reassessment and transition. The transition has been informed, in part, by ev...

    Authors: Shmuel Reis, Jacob Urkin, Rachel Nave, Rosalie Ber, Amitai Ziv, Orit Karnieli-Miller, Dafna Meitar, Peter Gilbey and Dror Mevorach

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2016 5:45

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  11. Content type: Original research article

    To date, studies on the outcomes of a shared war reality among mental health professionals (MHPs) in southern Israel have focused only on those residing and working in Otef Gaza. The aim of this study is to de...

    Authors: Itay Pruginin, Dorit Segal-Engelchin, Richard Isralowitz and Alexander Reznik

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2016 5:17

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  12. Content type: Original research article

    Recruitment and retention of a diverse ethnic workforce in healthcare settings contribute to the provision of culturally competent care in multicultural contexts. Nevertheless, the work experiences of ethnic m...

    Authors: Yael Keshet and Ariela Popper-Giveon

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2016 5:18

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    The Commentary to this article has been published in Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2016 5:33

  13. Content type: Commentary

    The literature in the area of the health workforce and societies in conflict encompasses a wide range of studies and potential directions. Lately, Keshet and Popper-Giveon reported on a study based on intervie...

    Authors: Daniella Arieli and Miriam J. Hirschfeld

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2016 5:33

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    The original article was published in Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2016 5:18

  14. Content type: Commentary

    Many countries, including Israel, face health workforce challenges to meet the needs of their citizens, as chronic conditions increase. Provider shortages and geographical maldistribution are common. Increasin...

    Authors: Claudia B. Maier and Linda H. Aiken

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2016 5:21

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    The original article was published in Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2016 5:7

  15. Content type: Integrative article

    Many countries around the world have integrated various types of Advanced Practice Providers (APPs) into their healthcare systems. The main motivating factors for recognizing and developing APPs worldwide incl...

    Authors: Eliana Marcus Aaron and Caryn Scheinberg Andrews

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2016 5:7

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    The Commentary to this article has been published in Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2016 5:21

  16. Content type: Original research article

    Concern is growing over serious shortages in the nursing workforce and imbalance between supply and demand. Projections indicate that the demand for the nursing workforce will increase due to the aging populat...

    Authors: Nurit Nirel, Orli Grinstien-Cohen, Yonatan Eyal, Hadar Samuel and Assaf Ben-Shoham

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2015 4:46

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  17. Content type: Integrative article

    Pharmacy prescribing policy in Israel has been negotiated and changed in recent years in order to improve patient treatment and access to medicines, and reduce national health insurance costs by allowing pharm...

    Authors: Hila Yariv

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2015 4:49

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  18. Content type: Commentary

    Two important considerations arise from this IJHPR article from Zimmerman and colleagues. First, is the question regarding what can be considered a “common” procedure in primary care and whether the designatio...

    Authors: Gary L. Freed

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2015 4:57

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  19. Content type: Original research article

    Definitions of social accountability describe the obligation of medical schools to direct education, research and service activities towards addressing the priority health concerns of the population they serve...

    Authors: Nicholas Leigh-Hunt, Laura Stroud, Deborah Murdoch Eaton and Mary Rudolf

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2015 4:48

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  20. Content type: Original research article

    Disruptive behavior among hospital staff can negatively affect quality of care. Motivated by a standard on disruptive behavior issued by The Joint Commission (LD 3.10), as well as the desire to improve patient...

    Authors: Talia Berman-Kishony and Shifra Shvarts

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2015 4:26

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  21. Content type: Original research article

    In recent years, an increasing number of care procedures previously under the physician’s authority have been placed in the hands of registered nurses. The purpose of this study was to examine the attitudes of...

    Authors: Hana Kerzman, Dina Van Dijk, Limor Eizenberg, Rut Khaikin, Shoshi Phridman, Maya Siman-Tov and Shoshi Goldberg

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2015 4:19

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