ERIC Number: ED222148
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1982-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
Health Manpower Planning. Report on a Workshop (Copenhagen, Denmark, October 26-30, 1982).
World Health Organization, Copenhagen (Denmark). Regional Office for Europe.
A report of a 1981 Workshop on Health Manpower Planning, sponsored by the World Health Organization's (WHO) Regional Office for Europe, is presented. The purpose of the workshop was to familiarize participants with the procedural steps of health manpower planning (HMP) and with methods of organizing it in their respective countries. The content covered the following: producing a situation report; projecting health manpower supply and requirements; identifying the problems the projections imply; proposing solutions to the problems, taking into account the organizational and managerial implications; producing strategic and detailed health manpower development plans; and implementation, monitoring, and evaluation of the plans. Workshop participants recommend that: countries should call on WHO to provide assistance in planning the introduction of HMP, in training in HMP, and in implementing and monitoring of HMP; WHO should periodically organize intercountry workshops on current HMP problems; WHO should support national HMP workshops and the formulation of national manpower plans; and WHO should assemble and publish examples of good HMP practice in order to support HMP in other countries. Evaluation of the workshop, its format and content, was also undertaken. The workshop was based on "Guidelines for Health Manpower Planning," by P. Hornby, D. K. Ray, P. J. Shipp, and T. L. Hall and "Health Manpower Planning: Principles, Methods, Issues," edited by T. L. Hall and A. Mejia. Appended materials include a list of workshop participants and a detailed program and timetable. (SW)
Descriptors: Agency Role, Delivery Systems, Employment Opportunities, Foreign Countries, Guidelines, Health Personnel, Health Services, Higher Education, Human Resources, International Organizations, Labor Supply, Medical Education, Needs Assessment, Nursing Education, Planning, Problem Solving, Professional Education, Training Objectives, Workshops
World Health Organization, Regional Office for Europe, Scherfigsvej 8, DK-2100 Copenhagen, Denmark.
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: World Health Organization, Copenhagen (Denmark). Regional Office for Europe.