This study aimed to evaluate the associations between types of night shift work and different indices of obesity using the baseline information from a prospective cohort study of night shift workers in China. A total of 3, workers from five companies were recruited from the baseline survey. Participants were grouped into rotating, permanent and irregular night shift work groups. Anthropometric parameters were assessed by healthcare professionals.
Nursing shortages still a concern in Asia | ICN - International Council of Nurses
They stressed that, despite slight overall increases in nurse staffing levels in some of their countries, the supply still did not meet the demand for health care. All ten countries and regions still face the challenge of nurse shortages caused by increasing demand, driven by population growth and ageing. The participants agreed that there is an urgent need to increase nurse staffing in order to achieve safe levels for patients and the population, and that nurse retention must also be improved. Investment in the nursing profession is needed in order to address the issues raised by the Workforce Forum participants. Nurses should be empowered and supported to take on collaborative leadership roles in interprofessional health care teams — outlined the participants of this Forum, co-hosted by the College of Nursing Hong Kong. They urged all countries to instate a Chief Nursing Officer role at the executive level to provide expert input on nursing to government, advice and direction on health policy, and collaboration with other nurse leaders to develop the nursing profession. The participants of the Forum strongly supported the need for all countries to consider the growing evidence base on the cost effectiveness of nurses working in advanced roles and ensuring that there are no barriers to nurses working at the full extent of the scope of their practice.
Skip to search form Skip to main content. The physical health of people with schizophrenia in Asia: Baseline findings from a physical health check programme. While there are a considerable number of studies that have examined the physical health and health behaviours of people with SMI in Western countries, there have been few studies that have done this in Asia. View on PubMed.
AND option. OR option. Background: Frailty is common in long-term care LTC and leads to decreased survival.