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Commuting Patterns of RNs in California

Commuting of registered nurses (RNs) has important implications for nursing shortages. A county or region might have a large number of resident RNs, but if many of those RNs work in a different...

Author(s): Joanne Spetz
Date: Mar 2008

Diversity in California’s Health Professions: Current Status and Emerging Trends

California’s population is among the most racially and ethnically diverse in the U.S. However, policy makers, educators, foundations, and other stakeholders are concerned about how well this diverse...

Author(s): Tim Bates, Laurie Hailer, Susan A. Chapman
Date: Mar 2008

Physician Diversity in California: 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, Gerardo Moreno, Eric Chen, Christopher Vercammen-Grandjean, Elizabeth Mertz
Date: Mar. 01, 2008

US Military and California Health Personnel: Select Comparisons

As California faces workforce shortages and geographic mal-distribution in many of the health care professions, policy makers are looking to expanding educational programs, rethinking practice models...

Author(s): Melissa Knox, Catherine Dower, Ed O'Neil
Date: Feb. 01, 2008

Nurse Satisfaction and the Implementation of Minimum Nurse Staffing Regulations

In 1999, California passed the first legislation in the United States to establish minimum staffing levels for licensed nurses in hospitals. Implementation of the regulation began in 2004. This...

Author(s): Joanne Spetz
Date: Feb. 01, 2008

Teaching Cultural Competence in Allied Health Professions in California

Allied health workers are a critical component of health care delivery. Studies suggest that a diverse workforce is more likely to provide culturally sensitive health care and ultimately reduce...

Author(s): Susan A. Chapman, Tim Bates, Ed O'Neil, Melanie Chan, Fred Donini-Lenhoff
Date: Feb 2008

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