Nurse Development

Inspiring ‘What Is Best in Nursing’

Inspiring ‘What Is Best in Nursing’

Posted by  | Academic Medicine, Collaboration, Health Care Leadership Development, Latin America, Medical Education, Nurse Development, Uncategorized

The 1893 World’s Fair in Chicago introduced Americans to hamburgers, the Ferris wheel—and the idea of higher education for nurses. Nurses hosted their first global meeting there, advocating for an educated workforce with professional standards of practice, rather than their traditional role as apprentices in hospitals. This meeting attracted notable and progressive nursing leaders, including(...)

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Advancing Nursing in Saudi Arabia: A Case Study

Advancing Nursing in Saudi Arabia: A Case Study

Posted by  | Collaboration, Health Care Leadership Development, Medical Education, Middle East, Nurse Development, Uncategorized

By Zeina Khouri-Stevens I was pleased when my colleague Karen Haller approached me to tag-team on a pair of posts about how Johns Hopkins Medicine International is evolving and empowering the nursing profession at its global affiliations. We decided to use Johns Hopkins Aramco Healthcare (JHAH) as a successful case study on how we are(...)

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Why I Can’t Say Enough About the Importance of Nursing

Why I Can’t Say Enough About the Importance of Nursing

Posted by  | Collaboration, Health Care Leadership Development, Latin America, Medical Education, Middle East, Nurse Development

Countries worldwide are facing unprecedented challenges related to health and health care. This is made worse by a global shortage of 17.4 million qualified health care workers (2.6 million doctors and more than 9 million nurses), according to the World Health Organization. Half of all hospitals are operating with personnel deficits today. If current trends(...)

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Brain Drain or Gain?

Brain Drain or Gain?

Posted by  | Academic Medicine, Asia Pacific, Collaboration, Health Care Leadership Development, Health Innovation, Health System Sustainability, Latin America, Medical Education, Nurse Development

Health care professionals have always been attracted to developed countries in search of better career and educational opportunities, political stability, and greater personal freedom, among myriad other factors. However, we’ve seen this trend go up significantly in recent years. The perceived need to relocate starts early for young people who dream of becoming nurses, physicians,(...)

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Putting Nurses First

Putting Nurses First

Posted by  | Collaboration, Health Care Leadership Development, Medical Education, Middle East, Nurse Development, Patient Care

My colleague John Ulatowski wrote about the inherent risk of homogenization as we share ideas about health and the delivery of health care around the world. At Johns Hopkins, we do our best to listen and learn before we begin an international affiliation, rather than foisting pre-conceived ideas and processes that work here or in the(...)

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Hazards of Homogeneity

Hazards of Homogeneity

Posted by  | Clinical Program Development, Collaboration, Health Innovation, Health System Sustainability, Latin America, Medical Education, Middle East, Nurse Development, Patient Care, Patient Safety

We agree on the benefits of health care globalization: more uniform standards of patient safety, growth of telemedicine, greater access to lifesaving treatments, immediate information about care and wellness. But are we overlooking a possible drawback: the homogenization of health care? You may like knowing you can get the same Starbucks coffee whether you’re in(...)

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The Future of Health Care Globalization

The Future of Health Care Globalization

Posted by  | Clinical Program Development, Collaboration, Health Care Leadership Development, Health Innovation, Health System Sustainability, Medical Education, Nurse Development, Patient Care, Patient Safety, Research

We know what globalization means. Boundaries between countries disappear, giving way to single global markets for labor, manufacturing, finance and service. Money, goods, people, ideas and information mix in unprecedented ways, shaping our lives today and opportunities for tomorrow. But what does it mean for health care? When we talk about the globalization of health(...)

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Mobilizing the International Collaborative Health Base

Mobilizing the International Collaborative Health Base

Posted by  | Clinical Program Development, Collaboration, Health Care Leadership Development, Health Innovation, Medical Education, Medical Technology, Nurse Development, Patient Care, Patient Safety, Precision Medicine, Research

Senior leaders like me here at Johns Hopkins Medicine International want to engage with you about the biggest ideas and most challenging questions in our international health space. Please take a minute to share your thoughts in the comment section on what topics and trends in international collaborative health you’d like to read about and(...)

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Join the Discussion on International Collaborative Health

Join the Discussion on International Collaborative Health

Posted by  | Academic Medicine, Clinical Program Development, Collaboration, Health Care Leadership Development, Health Innovation, Health System Sustainability, Medical Education, Medical Technology, Nurse Development, Patient Care, Patient Safety, Research

People everywhere want—and deserve—good health. Yet we find ourselves facing a global health care crisis. Access isn’t keeping up with demand. Costs continue to skyrocket. Treatment gets more attention than prevention. There are enormous differences by community and by country in the way health care is delivered. If we’re going to meet the challenges of(...)

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