Norman Macrae Youth Foundation NMYF -net of The Economist's pro-youth economist
if you can help millions of youth go viral with Muhammad Yunus favorite postcard of girl empowerment Post Card - Final.pdf, 628 KB please mail firstname.lastname@example.org
vote for healthwebs worth your knowledge sharing time
patientslikeme.com (help us research is there a triple win- patients, mit, investors), wholekidsfoundation,
More than 100 million nursing jobs
Nursing bridges with many information networkers communities nee to be sustainable- take for example nutrition advisers who are needed in poor countries to linkin with mothers of children during their first 1000 days and in richer countries to combat obesity. Ideas
regarding ending hunger and malnutrition
-why doesn't the world bank convert everything it used to call knowledge management into 9 minute training scripts- start with nutrition as this is one of the world class expertises of the jim kim appointed summer 2012 as president of the world bank; one way to make a fast start on this is to make sure that a first 9 minute script on the empowerment of nutrition and nursing is produced in each of the languages of the 20 governors
great community discussions - freeing health GHDonline- a forum partly sponsored by partners in health
We from South-East Europe Nursing Community together with Innovator network of The Nikola Tesla Foundation made Internet Nursing & Health Academy with just one goal, give imagination, innovation, knowledge and wisdom to everyone?
Why we don't have global Healthy TV station? Why we don't have Nursing TV Chanel? Why we don't have all theoretical subject of Nursing knowledge free of charge to all Nurses worldwide? WHY?
this is both an interesting virtual community to share understanding and an interesting note on changes we need to help nurses with
Hi Rosie - well said - and exactly why we started Nurses for Nurses International and JOIN Journal of International Nursing - as the largest professional workforce worldwide, nurses are not leading the change. In every minute 15 children will die from preventable causes; nurses and midwives aren't working together, let alone nurses, midwives and stakeholders in GH. Nurses & midwives often face the same injustice & disparity as those they serve - Our motto at Nurses for Nurses International (NFNI) is 'stronger nurses mean a healthier world'. In our view we believe that nurses need to shed nurse-centrism and learn from other disciplines how to operate more like a profession and how to be personally successful as well. We want to help nurses shed the confines of medical hallways and expand their knowledge base to include the SDH & work toward the MDG - the world's 17 million nurses & midwives need new tools & distinctions...So thats what we work to create and achieve at NFNI...We're also a little erked about current internatinoal aid paradigms and are working with incredible teams in Haiti & Nicaragua to re-think & re-design the way typical aid provided by nurses works.... I applaud your ideas...thank you...blessings on your journey...Australia is one of my favorite places on this beautiful earth - I was lucky to go to school in Toowoomba:)......Michele
intel aim to be providing free training to 1 million healthcare workers by 2015
Healthcare Technology in Developing Countries
Why innovation is no longer a choice
by Narayan Sundararajan, Grameen Intel CTO
Think about this: pre-eclampsia, post-partum hemorrhage and prolonged and obstructed labor together account for more than 50 percent of all maternal deaths in developing countries. A workshop that we participated in with UNFPA, WHO and JHPIEGO launched three key e-learning modules for training frontline healthcare workers. Read more
here is an interesting link to a world bank powerpoint on mhealth World Bank mhealth.ppt (download, 4.6 MB)
it may be that this doesnt download unless you are a member of the free health-concerned community http://www.ghdonline.org/about/ this is one of the best virtual communities of practice I have come across (of course welcome other nominations); GHD probably wouldnt exist without the support of Boston's Brigham women's hospital which is also the base of the extraordinary Partners in Health led by Paul Farmer
if for some reason you want this presentation but not to register, you can ask me -email@example.com - to send it to you -please make sure this thread http://normanmacrae.ning.com/forum/topics/next-100-million-jobs-nur... is quoted in your mail so I can make sure I send you the right presentation!
Thank you to our colleagues at GANM for sharing this resource. I had not previously been aware of this, but am glad to know of it now. And, importantly, it is not only available in English. According to its byline, "Care Challenge is a platform that allows nurses around the world to share ideas and to enhance their role in the evolution of health care." For example, one winning idea was pod.RN (The Nurses' Podcast Project): Goal - pod.RN Nurses' Podcast aims to deliver interactive online shows educating essential health concerns.
Message from GANM member:
"I'd like to share http://care-challenge.com with everyone. It is a website that highlights and supports nursing lead innovation. They give out annual prizes to nurses leading change that affects practice, research or education.
The videos of some of last year's winners are incredible. http://care-challenge.com/en/winners
I've heard of a lot of innovative projects through GANM and thought many should be recognized and spread via social media so others can learn and support nursing lead projects.
Thanks for the interest and please share with other nurses."
Connecting Nurses www.connecting-nurses.com is a global portal for nurses to reach the platforms and tools developed for them. Among them: Care Challenge a project to highlight the extraordinary accomplishments of nurses and health care professionals all over the world.
Care Challenge is an international recognition program which highlights innovative nurses and their care solutions. As a resource of international nursing innovations, Care Challenge enables nurses to share innovative health care ideas and put them into practice.
Can you improve the lives of patients, colleagues or your community?
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Jonas Center for Nursing Excellence, Khan Academy, AACN Partner on
New Initiative to Provide Free Learning Resources for the Global ClassroomCollaboration will produce “elite squadron” of content providers who will develop online video tutorials and exercises designed to help new nurses prepare for licensing exam
NEW YORK, October 1, 2013 – The Jonas Center for Nursing Excellence (JCNE),Khan Academy and the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) today announced a partnership to create free, peer-developed, and expert-reviewed online resources to help nurses prepare for professional practice and sit for selected portions of the National Council Licensure Examination® (NCLEX-RN®).Building on a growing body of inter-professional tools housed on Khan Academy’s website, this new model for professional health education will provide content-rich resources to providers across disciplines around the globe.The partner institutions will sponsor a competition for nursing students and other healthcare professionals to create video tutorials and exercises for specific NCLEX-RN content areas, including physiology, pathophysiology, and management of health conditions. Selected winners will receive an all-expenses-paid weeklong training program at Khan Academy in Mountain View, CA. Trainees will go on to produce a collection of tutorials and other tools that will be accessible to students in nursing or related fields worldwide – especially helpful for those who cannot afford test preparation courses or who are enrolled at institutions with limited resources.“This was a meeting of the minds, as each of our individual missions coincides with this innovative approach to education. We want to see the cadre of highly-qualified nurses grow, and we can achieve that collective goal more quickly through online learning,” said Darlene Curley, Executive Director of the Jonas Center, a philanthropic organization dedicated to building the effectiveness of America’s professional nurses, especially through scholarship.Last year, approximately 195,000 new nursing school graduates sat for the NCLEX-RN[i], which is designed to test the knowledge, skills, and abilities essential for safe and effective nursing practice at the entry level. All nurses must pass the exam to practice as a Registered Nurse (RN) in the U.S – more than 1.2 million of whom will be needed to fill the projected number of U.S. job openings through 2020.[ii] Nurses coming from overseas to practice in the U.S. must also pass the exam.“Healthcare education has become a core area for Khan Academy, driven by consumer demand – especially from nurses,” said Rishi Desai, MD, MPH, Program Lead – Medical Partnerships at Khan Academy, a non-profit organization dedicated to changing education by providing free resources. “With the Jonas Center’s and AACN’s support, together we are developing an elite squadron of content creators for high-level, multidisciplinary training. Though aimed at nurses preparing to enter the workforce, the content will be relevant to all health professionals and even patients.”Tutorial topics, including health promotion and maintenance, risk reduction, care management, and pharmacological therapies, will be drawn from a range of focus areas included on the NCLEX-RN as well as nursing manuals and other teaching sources. Content will be added continuously as new materials are created. Ultimately, the goal of the partnership is to create a scalable bank of information with opportunities for deep learning engagement.“This new model is a cutting-edge departure from traditional approaches used to prepare nurses to fully assume and flourish in the RN role,” added Jane Kirschling, PhD, RN, FAAN, President of AACN, which will ensure the content is relevant to the exam. “The collaborating organizations are committed to providing technology-enhanced teaching tools that will serve as a free supplement for those preparing for the NCLEX-RN and provide opportunities for ongoing learning and refreshment for nurses and other healthcare providers.”The initiative builds on a similar collaboration launched last year among Khan Academy, the Association of American Medical Colleges and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation focused on content for the revised Medical College Admission Test® (MCAT®). The materials created via the new collaboration will complement the MCAT resources, offering more clinically focused information than the academic science thrust of the MCAT content. Taken together, they offer future and current health professionals with a comprehensive tool for ongoing learning, particularly important in the fast-paced and evolving world of healthcare.Tutorial competition submissions will be accepted online via the Khan Academy website beginning in November; the deadline for submissions will be in January 17, 2014. Full contest rules, submission guidelines and criteria for entry will be announced by Khan on/around November 4th. The first tutorials are expected to be available in the spring of 2014 through Khan Academy’s online learning library. Funding to support the competition and content development has been provided by the Jonas Center for Nursing Excellence.
###About the Jonas Center for Nursing ExcellenceIn 2006, Barbara and Donald Jonas established the Jonas Center for Nursing Excellence, dedicated to improving healthcare by advancing nursing scholarship, leadership and innovation. Its two main programs are the Jonas Nurse Leaders Scholar Program, which aims to address the dire shortage of nursing faculty by preparing nurses with doctoral degrees to step into this critical role, and the Jonas Veterans Healthcare Program, which seeks to improve the health of veterans by supporting doctoral-level nursing candidates committed to advancing veterans healthcare. These programs currently support more than 250 doctoral scholars nationwide.About Khan Academy
Khan Academy is a 501(c)3 non-profit with a mission of providing a free world-class education for anyone, anywhere. Khan Academy provides free online educational materials (e.g., practice exercises, instructional videos, dashboard analytics, teacher tools) that support personalized education for users of all ages in a scalable way. In the last two years, the organization has delivered over 300 million lessons and 1.3 billion exercise problems. Currently it has 6 million users per month and over 3 million exercise problems completed each day. Khan Academy covers subjects from basic Math to college level Biology and Art History.About the American Association of Colleges of NursingThe American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) is the national voice for university and four-year college education programs in nursing. Representing more than 740 member schools of nursing at public and private institutions nationwide, AACN's educational, research, governmental advocacy, data collection, publications, and other programs work to establish quality standards for bachelor's- and graduate-degree nursing education, assist deans and directors to implement those standards, influence the nursing profession to improve health care, and promote public support of baccalaureate and graduate nursing education, research, and practice.
Haiti is the number 1 open education partner of paul farmer's partners in health where he has become pivotal to rebuilding the nation's main teaching hospital which had been destroyed in the earthquake. Earlier in the year I chatted with paul and he said that he dreamed of this hospital connecting open source training tools around the world as well as for Haiti. When you look at what www.khanacademy.org is doing to open source maths training and ask what comes second to maths as knowhow hundreds of millions of youth could celebrate open education around, communal healthcare and nursing practices seems the most vital area. What completes a khan academy type platform is links between 2 main training resources- one of the two is self-assessment tools! firstname.lastname@example.org
Bravo Barbara , GNC, GHDonline, Brigham Womens and Partners in Health
"Why Nurses Should Be More Prominent"
Last week the Global Nursing Caucus had the launch of our Year of Advocacy. We had a discussion about advocacy, nursing and global health which we will summarize in another post. The next morning, I found this article which articulated many of the issues we were speaking about. It is very provocative and forthright, with a really interesting commentary section at the end in response to all the comments the authors got when the article was first published. I would love to hear what others think about this issue and thoughts about how we advocate for ourselves.
Healthcare workers are poorly distributed. Africa has 25% of the global disease burden, but only 3% of healthcare resources and 1% of health workers. In contrast, North America has 3% of the disease burden, but 25% of healthcare resources and 30% of health workers.
Of the approximately 60 million health workers, roughly 9 million are doctors and 14 million are nurses and midwives. The ratio of nurses to doctors varies widely: about four to one in many developed countries, but some countries have more doctors than nurses—for example, Pakistan and Mexico. In Africa, however, nurses greatly outnumber doctors. In August 2004, Cross River State in Nigeria reported 72 doctors and 1,037 nurses for 3 million people. The state had one part time obstetrician; the WHO recommended that there should be 120.
Until now, healthcare systems have generally been dominated by hospitals and concerns with the “four Ds”—doctors, disease, drugs and death. Discussions on health have been led by what Nigel Crisp, once chief executive of Britain’s National Health Service (the world’s largest employer of health workers), has called “medico-academic-commercial-governmental” interests. These interests have combined to convince the rich world that it needs more doctors, hospitals, and technical treatments. This strategy worked well in the 19th century.
That was then. This is now. In the rich as well as the poor nations of the world, chronic, non-communicable disease is taking over from infectious disease, and health systems are failing to adapt. Health systems in poorer countries cannot afford to copy the systems that exist in rich countries, and it would be wise not to do so. Organizations like the world’s biggest non-governmental agency, BRAC in Bangladesh, (home web www.brac.net our sister ning http://bracnet.ning.com ) for example, emphasizes the importance of community, family, lifestyles, culture, and behavioral and social factors in health, factors that are the foundation of nursing care. And Ethiopia is trying to build a system based on health, not disease.
The advancement of non-communicable diseases in developed and developing countries and the need for professionals who can implement health promotion and intervention strategies lead us to believe that there is a strong case for building health delivery systems led by nurses rather than doctors. There are strong reasons for this. One is the presence of nurses in underserved regions. Most people in low –and middle–income countries live in rural areas; the WHO reports that more than three quarters of doctors are concentrated in cities. Nurses also tend to be concentrated in cities where hospitals are located, but some 40% are based in rural areas.
Well-trained and qualified nurses can give anaesthetics, remove cataracts, and do Caesarean sections. Nurse practitioners who can prescribe provide services akin to general practitioners with an added emphasis on holistic care and promotion of healthy lifestyles. It is common for patients to feel less intimidated and more comfortable communicating with nurses than doctors and thus more willing to disclose their health concerns and needs. Most importantly, nurses are more adept at some patient-centered activities than doctors, particularly following protocols for the treatment of patients with chronic conditions like diabetes, asthma and high blood pressure. Increasingly, healthcare is much more about careful chronic disease management in concert with the patient’s preferences and values, than it is about diagnosis, an area where doctors excel.
The greatest advantages of nurses in leading the way toward global health are subtle. Nurses are more interested in health promotion and disease prevention, whereas 99% of medical education is about diagnosing and treating disease rather than implementing care plans for healthy lifestyles. Nurses tend to be more comfortable working in teams than doctors, who are more individualistic, and some nurses seem to find it easier than doctors to think about systems—leaders in global health require thinking in systems.
Evidence supports the positive impact that nurses, particularly advanced practice nurses, make on quality, affordability and access to care without compromising impacts on patients. In this 2010 International Year of the Nurse, for all the reasons cited, we believe that nurses should take the lead in improving global health.