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Publications and documents

(Available in Spanish) La situación de la enfermería en la Región de las Américas. Informe final del Foro Regional para el Avance de la Enfermería en América Latina (8 y 9 de septiembre del 2022)

En este informe se recogen los debates e intervenciones del “Foro Regional para el Avance de la Enfermería en América Latina”, así como las conclusiones y los próximos pasos acordados.
El Foro tuvo como objetivo fomentar acciones con las asociaciones nacionales, las federaciones de profesionales y los colegios de enfermería dirigidas a avanzar el debate sobre la inversión nacional en los y las profesionales de enfermería y sobre la implantación de la enfermería de práctica avanzada para la atención primaria de salud.

Adolescent health and the role of the nurse

Check out the special issue "Adolescent health and the role of the nurse" published by the Revista Latino-Americana de Enfermagem. This special issue was developed by the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) with the support of Global Affairs Canada (GAC). It is hoped that the articles published will help disseminate best practices and roles of nurses in different countries and make contributions to governments, policy makers, educational institutions, professional associations and researchers to support effective actions related to adolescent health.

Concepts and issues related to adolescent health in nursing education

Objective: analyze the structure of teaching programs and contents of the adolescent health and its development in nursing education.

Method: descriptive observational study conducted in Colombia, Ecuador and Peru. Data was collected by the Instrument for (self-)evaluation of the adolescent health and development component in undergraduate nursing programs, and investigated using descriptive statistics.

Improving the skills and practice of nurses to provide quality care to adolescents in conditions of vulnerability

Cassiani, S. H. D. B., Dias, B. M., & Caffe, S. (2022). Improving the skills and practice of nurses to provide quality care to adolescents in conditions of vulnerability. Revista Latino-Americana de Enfermagem, 30(spe). https://doi.org/10.1590/1518-8345.0000.3615

Policy brief - The Strategic Importance of National Investment in Nursing Professionals in the Region of the Americas

Nurses are key players in health promotion and disease prevention and the backbone of health care systems worldwide. Nurses work on the front lines of disease prevention, health promotion, and health management and are often the unsung heroes in health care facilities and emergency response. Despite the critical role they play in health care, there is a nursing shortage across the world that will affect the delivery of competent nursing care.

Nursing engagement in research priorities focused on health systems and services in Latin America countries

A strong nursing research agenda in Latin America is fundamental to universal health coverage. This study presents an analysis of nursing involvement in research priorities focused on health systems and services in Latin America countries.

Statement of the 9th Triad Meeting on Nursing and Midwifery

The 9th Triad meeting of WHO, the International Council of Nurses and the International Confederation of Midwives, was held from 9-11 May 2022 .

Interprofessional health education in the Region of the Americas from a nursing perspective

Abstract in English, text in Spanish. This study presents a reflective analysis of the implementation of interprofessional education in undergraduate nursing courses, considering as an example the curricula of undergraduate nursing careers in Brazil. Despite investments to advance interprofessional education, its practice is not institutionalized in the curricula of undergraduate courses.

Infographic - Investment in Nursing Professionals in the Region of the Americas

Nurses are key players in health promotion and disease prevention and the backbone of health care systems worldwide. Nurses work on the front lines of disease prevention, health promotion, and health management and are often the unsung heroes in health care facilities and emergency response. Despite the critical role they play in health care, there is a nursing shortage across the world that will affect the delivery of competent nursing care.

How to attract, recruit and retain health personnel in rural, remote and underserved areas. A quick review

Available in Spanish. Esta publicación tiene por objetivo disponer de una obra que sintetice y actualice la evidencia disponible sobre los factores e intervenciones que contribuyen a incrementar la atracción, captación y retención del personal de salud en las zonas rurales, remotas y desatendidas. El propósito es que esta evidencia sirva para fundamentar discusiones sobre políticas de salud que permitan aumentar la disponibilidad de recursos humanos para la salud capacitados y distribuidos de manera adecuada, con el fin último de lograr una salud universal, de calidad y equitativa.

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