Who provides nursing services in Cambodian hospitals?
Version of Record online: 24 MAR 2014
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International Journal of Nursing Practice
Special Issue: The Journal of Nursing & Human Sciences (JNHS) Special Themed Issue: Research on Selected Contemporary Nursing Practice Issues in Cambodia and Japan. Guest Editor: Perri J Bomar. Wiley has published this supplement with financial support from Chiba University Graduate School of Nursing, Japan
Volume 20, Issue Supplement S1, pages 39–46, March 2014
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Sakurai-Doi, Y., Mochizuki, N., Phuong, K., Sung, C., Visoth, P., Sriv, B., Amara, S. R., Murakami, H., Komagata, T. and Fujita, N. (2014), Who provides nursing services in Cambodian hospitals?. International Journal of Nursing Practice, 20: 39–46. doi: 10.1111/ijn.12249
- Issue online: 24 MAR 2014
- Version of Record online: 24 MAR 2014
- Manuscript Accepted: 14 JAN 2014
- The Grant of National Centre for Global Health and Medicine, Japan. Grant Number: 22D8
- health manpower;
- nurse's practice patterns;
- nursing legislation;
- nursing service;
- nursing staff
In Cambodia, the number of nurses is insufficient and details of nursing services are unknown and undocumented. This research explored who provides nursing service activities in Cambodia. The study was conducted at nine hospitals in Cambodia. Findings indicate that non-invasive medical care such as vital signs taking was designated to nurses. In performing more complex medical interventions, nurses shared the tasks with medical doctors. Conversely, simpler nursing tasks, including maintaining bedside environment/hygiene and supporting patient activities, tasks were shared by nurses with patients' family. This study elucidated an optimal personnel mix and task shared between nurses, doctors and patients' families. There are important implications for nursing legislation related to streamlining the production of nurses to provide an adequate and qualified nursing service in Cambodia.