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California Physician Diversity: New Findings from the California Medical Board Survey

A recent poll by the Field Research Corporation showed that six in ten voters agree that it is important for California to have enough health professionals who reflect the racial and ethnic diversity...

Author(s): Kevin Grumbach, Kara Odom, Eric Chen, Christopher Vercammen-Grandjean, Elizabeth Mertz
Date: Jan 2008

Evaluation of a Train-the-Trainer Program for Cultural Competence

OBJECTIVES: To develop, implement, and evaluate the impact of a cultural competence train-the-trainer workshop for pharmacy educators. METHODS: A 2-day train-the-trainer workshop entitled...

Author(s): Mitra Assemi, Sunita Mutha, Karen Suchanek Hudmon
Date: Dec 2007

Overview of Nurse Practitioner Scopes of Practice in the United States

Nurse Practitioners (NPs) are registered nurses who are prepared beyond initial nursing education in an NP program to provide primary care directly to patients. NP educational requirements,...

Author(s): Sharon Christian, Catherine Dower, Ed O'Neil
Date: Dec 2007

Promising Scope of Practice Models for the Health Professions

Legal scopes of practice for the health professions exist in statutes enacted by the state legislature and in regulations developed and implemented by administrative agencies, such as health...

Author(s): Catherine Dower, Sharon Christian, Ed O'Neil
Date: Dec 2007

Foreign Versus Domestic Education of Physicians for the United States: A Case Study of South Asian Physicians in California

Physician supply in the U.S. is again on the national health policy agenda. A central issue in this debate is the availability of physicians willing to work in underserved and disadvantaged...

Author(s): Elizabeth Mertz, Ruby Jain, Jennifer Breckler, Eric Chen, Kevin Grumbach
Source: Project MUSE
Date: Nov. 01, 2007

California Board of Registered Nursing 2005-2006 Annual School Report

The survey collects data about nursing programs and their students and faculty from August 1 through July 31. Annual data presented in this report represent August 1, 2005 through July 31, 2006....

Author(s): Renae Waneka, Joanne Spetz
Date: 2007

Forecasting the Nursing Shortage in California (2007)

Forecasting the supply and demand of the nursing workforce is crucial to understanding the short and long term needs for nurses in California and for identifying strategies for addressing future...

Author(s): Joanne Spetz
Date: Oct. 05, 2007

Forecasts of the Registered Nurse Workforce in California 2007

This report presents supply and demand forecasts for the Registered Nurse (RN) workforce in California from 2007 through 2030. These forecasts are based on data from the 2006 California Board of...

Author(s): Joanne Spetz
Date: Sep. 20, 2007

Improving Language Access in California Hospitals

The move toward “cultural competence” that responds to the diversity of California’s population is reflected in efforts of California hospitals to provide linguistically appropriate care for their...

Author(s): Catherine Dower, Jennifer Kaiser
Date: Sep 2007

California Board of Registered Nursing 2006 Survey of Registered Nurses

The biennial California Survey of Registered Nurses provides information about the demographics, education, and employment of registered nurses in the state.

Author(s): Joanne Spetz, Dennis Keane, Laurie Hailer
Date: Jun 2007