Healthcare problem: Workforce

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Literature Review: Workforce problem for Healthcare

This “Ten Problems for Healthcare in the 2020s” booklet identifies ten relevant areas from very recent contributions put forward at academic level in the form journal articles, conference proceedings and students’ theses. Ten freely accessible internet references have been selected for each area and direct links are provided at the end of each chapter for own consultation. Our selected references do not intend to mirror ranking indexes nor establish novel classifications. On the contrary, they are meant to represent peer-reviewed, diverse and scientifically-sound case studies for vertical dissemination aimed at non-specialist readers. They will also be able to scoop even more references through the bibliography that is reported at the end of each selected reference.

Without further ado, these are the ten problems that we are going to introduce in this booklet:

  1. delivery,
  2. access,
  3. economics,
  4. digital,
  5. artificial intelligence,
  6. pharma,
  7. regulation,
  8. special needs,
  9. wellbeing,
  10. workforce.

Each problem has its own dedicated chapter made of an introductory section, a short presentation of the ten selected references and a conclusions section.

The final chapter of this booklet will report the conclusions from each chapter again in order to provide a complete executive summary.

10 Workforce

THE PROBLEM — Workforce innovation is a key component in healthcare’s transformation. Building health workforce capacity in countries requires major barriers to be overcome, and new interprofessional paradigms. Actions are also needed to develop IT skills competence among healthcare workforce.

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CONCLUSIONS — With technological advances and shifts in the continuum of care, clinical and support workers are being redeployed to fill new roles and redefined positions. In the healthcare context, clinicians feel that their ability to deliver care is compromised by the systems being implemented in hospitals, clinics, and medical practices. Digital education has the potential to improve the competencies and satisfaction of health professionals; however, the effectiveness of digital methods depends upon the manner of implementation. In the short term, the existing workforce and new workers need training to provide culturally competent, patient-centered, team-based services. A major challenge for healthcare quality improvement is the lack of IT skills and knowledge of healthcare workforce, as well as their ambivalent attitudes toward IT. In the United Kingdom, there are 10,000 fewer doctors and over 50,000 fewer nurses than are required to run a safe and sustainable service. The United Kingdom government is calling for professionals to acquire a basic Dementia Awareness qualification. The shift is toward a more integrated and collaborative approach to care where medical and nonmedical, social services, and community providers all play a role. Significant disparities exist in workforce provision and remuneration; in training curricula; and in resultant skills of physicians and nurses in Europe. The United States healthcare industry will feel the impact of Covid-19 through 2021 and beyond.

TEN FREE REFERENCES FROM THE INTERNET — … buy this booklet from Amazon …

“Ten Problems for Healthcare in the 2020s” booklet for Amazon Kindle, 2020; click on the cover to go to the dedicated Amazon listing page

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