Good practices in nursing and midwifery –from expert to expert. A manual for creating country case studies
In many Member States, much work has been done in the development of nursing and midwifery education and enhanced professional roles, including the development of nurse and midwife-led services. This has enabled the management of more complex patient care. There still exists, however, large variation between countries and also little documentation of the ways in which nurses and midwives in the Region have changed their roles and expanded services in order to respond to health changes (7). An evidence-based approach to treatment and care is crucial for the development of nursing and midwifery practice and is important to ensure effectiveness, efficiency and equity of care (8). It is recognized that achieving better health outcomes requires substantially strengthening nursing and midwifery. For this reason, the Regional Office has decided to profile country case studies of good practices in nursing and midwifery.