Nurse Development

Nurse Exchange Honors Nelson Mandela’s Legacy

Nurse Exchange Honors Nelson Mandela’s Legacy

Posted by  | Collaboration, Nurse Development, Patient Care

Working with nurses at Nelson Mandela Children’s Hospital (NMCH) in South Africa—the first children’s hospital in the region—Johns Hopkins nurses found more similarities than differences. “Nurses all over the world face the same challenges,” says Johns Hopkins nursing consultant Wilma Berends, who traveled with other Baltimore nurses to the 200-bed hospital in Johannesburg as part(...)

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Just Back From JHI’s ‘Family Reunion’

Just Back From JHI’s ‘Family Reunion’

Posted by  | Care Providers, Collaboration, Health System Sustainability, Latin America, Medical Education, Nurse Development, Patient Care, Precision Medicine

For 13 years now, Johns Hopkins Medicine International has held our version of a family reunion. Johns Hopkins Medicine International Partners Forum brings together leaders, care providers and researchers from our nearly 20 affiliates in 15 countries. Some years, the extended “family” comes to us in Baltimore. Last week Fundación Santa Fe de Bogotá, with(...)

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Realizing the Mission: Introducing Our Impact Report

Realizing the Mission: Introducing Our Impact Report

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

In 1998, with just a handful of staff, Johns Hopkins Medicine established a global ambassador, Johns Hopkins Medicine International (JHI), to take its mission worldwide: improving the health of the community and the world by setting the standard of excellence in medical education, research and clinical care. Since then, we’ve grown to help Johns Hopkins(...)

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When Local Care Can’t Do It All

When Local Care Can’t Do It All

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

When you’re ill, it’s a struggle just to change out of your pajamas or heat up a cup of tea. Going into work is out of the question. For patients who are critically ill, traveling for care can feel unbearable. Patients would rather receive treatment locally, where they have family support and can recuperate in(...)

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Possible Side Effects

Possible Side Effects

Posted by  | Health Care Leadership Development, Health Innovation, Medical Education, Nurse Development, Patient Care, Research

We know that global trends are changing clinical and preventive health care, research and development, workforce development and education. I encourage those of us in international collaborative health to discuss some of the unintended side effects we’ll encounter as our field grows more connected and complex. Here are some thoughts to get the conversation going:(...)

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Our Next New Frontier

Our Next New Frontier

Posted by  | Health Care Leadership Development, Health Innovation, Health System Sustainability, Medical Education, Nurse Development, Patient Care, Precision Medicine, Research

Anyone who was around in the 1950s remembers how the Cold War tension between the United States and then-Soviet Union seeped into everyday life. There was the growing threat of nuclear war, conflict in Korea, and an ideological clash that played out in politics, the media and popular culture. Space became another dramatic stage for(...)

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Health Help Wanted

Health Help Wanted

Posted by  | Collaboration, Health System Sustainability, Medical Education, Nurse Development

We’re facing 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 (WHO). Half of all hospitals today are operating with personnel deficits. Health care professionals’ willingness to relocate—even halfway around the world—for better career and educational opportunities is lessening some health(...)

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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

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

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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