International Nursing Review

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Edited By: Sue Turale

Impact Factor: 1.073

ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2015: 54/114 (Nursing (Social Science)); 57/116 (Nursing (Science))

Online ISSN: 1466-7657

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A policy analysis of teamwork as a proposal for healthcare humanization: implications for nursing
R.N. da Silva, F.D. da S. de Freitas, F.P. de Araújo and M. de A. Ferreira

My Editor’s Choice for this issue is an important first-time policy analysis, by nurses, of the three political devices of the Brazilian National Humanization Policy. This is a public health policy that sets out the methods to apply the health care principles underlying The Brazilian Unified Health System: universal access at all care levels; equality and non-discrimination; integrality; community participation; political and administrative decentralization, regionalization, and hierarchization. The three political devices that the authors analysed are: Reference Teams (inter- and transdisciplinary/professional team approaches associated with increased quality of care); Singular Therapeutic Project (a case management care model with the addition of user-oriented goals); and Matrix Support (a model of inter-consultation and support of health team members for expert care). Lexical content analysis of documents was performed with Alceste® software. The authors concluded that nurses and other health care professionals, need more knowledge to support the reconfiguration and innovation of their health care practices in relation to this public health policy integration. Moreover, Brazilian nurses need to strengthen their professional care, study the nature of nursing, and find solid evidence to support it, and clarify the distinctive character of nursing in relation to the work objectives of other professional disciplines.

Sue Turale

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We are pleased to announce to our readers that the International Nursing Review 2015 Impact Factor has increased to 1.073. This is up from the 2014 result, when we received an impact factor of 0.948.

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