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Year : 2018  |  Volume : 11  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 32-36

Analytical and comparative evaluation of the roles and responsibilities of nurses in providing primary healthcare in selected countries: A analytical and comparative study

1 School of Medical Education Sciences, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
2 Skin and Stem Cell Research Center, Tehran University of Medical Sciences and Head of Human Resource Management Group, Ministry of Health and Medical Education, Tehran, Iran

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Dr. Shahram Yazdani
School of Medical Education, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/1735-5362.272534

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Background: Primary health-care system of the first level of access to healthcare is essential health system. According to the extensive need, the participation and optimal training of nurses in times of crisis and lack of clarity of roles and responsibilities of nurses in primary health-care team. Objective: This study was conducted with the aim of compare the role and responsibilities of nurses in primary health-care systems in selected countries. Materials and Methods: This study was an applied research of the type analytical-comparative. In which, the data relating to the study of selected countries were collected. The George Brady method was used to achieve the objective study. This means that in four stages (collecting and describing information, interpret, categorize, summarize, and compare) to achieve the end result conducted the research. Results: About the responsibilities of nurses in primary health-care teams, in most countries serving the nurses at the undergraduate in most of the defined tasks. In addition, majority of the nurses are responsible for the duties of supervises and guides primary care team and in some countries nursing with additional courses and obtaining certificate authorities concerned to implement the above-mentioned tasks. Conclusion: While the in our country, nurses in primary health-care teams are not present in any of the sections. The equivalent of these people in Iran country are technician, paramedical and health workers. Therefore, it is recommended necessary trainings in the educational curriculum of assistant nurses should be contained or be addressed to a review the primary health-care team.

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