This paper discusses the successes and the challenges of a 3-year project to improve the image and status of nursing in Egypt.
Several strategies were developed and tested.
These activities focused on transforming nurse-training and the nursing role to the status of professional education and practice.
These activities have a broad applicability for other countries engaged in similar efforts.
Successful interventions included the following :
(1) A board composed of health professionals, health policy-makers, and the nursing trade union was established, providing opportunity for interprofessional dialogue ; (2) criteria that would enable the High Institutes of Nursing (HINs) to quality for university faculty status were identified ; (3) HINs shared their resources in order to enable lesser developed HINs to strengthen their academic curricula, initiate graduate degree programs and provide for faculty development ; (4) a set of standards for nursing clinical practice was developed ; and (5) Demonstration Clinical Units were established as model settings for improving nursing clinical skills.
Project trajectories that remain to be accomplished include final development and promulgation of a set of nursing standards, development of a nursing organization that can speak for professional as well as trade issues and upgrading the educational pathway to the nursing profession.
Mots-clés Pascal : Système santé, Nursing, Infirmier, Personnel sanitaire, Homme, Egypte, Rôle professionnel, Formation professionnelle, Université, Travail équipe, Relation professionnelle, Afrique
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Health system, Nursing, Nurse, Health staff, Human, Egypt, Occupational role, Occupational training, University, Team work, Occupational relation, Africa
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Code Inist : 002B30A01B. Création : 01/03/1996.