What is the most important ressource for health that a European country has today ?
Countries would give different answers to this question, but all of them would put the work of nurses very high on the list.
The Regional Office has had a very strong programme in nursing for many years because it believes that only a well trained community nurse can really be the first line of defence of the primary health care system.
The model that WHO foresees is the one that emerged in 1988 from WHO's First European Conference on Nursing in Vienna.
In spite of intensive work since the Conference, however, nurses are still far from an ideal situation in many Member States.
There is an urgent need for countries thoroughtly to revise their policies, infrastructures and training programmes for nursing to make them compatible with the WHO models.
Mots-clés Pascal : Europe, Infirmier, Nursing, Rôle professionnel, Etude comparative
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Europe, Nurse, Nursing, Occupational role, Comparative study
Notice produite par :
ENSP - Ecole nationale de la santé publique (devenue EHESP)
Cote : IE20/0285
Code Inist : 002B30A05. Création : 13/02/1998.