Journal of Education and
Research in Nursing
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The Importance of Nursing for Primary Health Care


Koç Üniversitesi Hemşirelik Yüksek Okulu, İstanbul

Journal of Education and Research in Nursing 2008; 5: 2-5
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The World Health Organization has identified Primary Health Care as the key to providing universal access to acceptable and affordable health care for people everywhere. In recognition of the substantial contribution made to Primary Health Care by the nursing profession the WHO urged member countries to encourage greater emphasis on Primary Health Care in nursing education curricula and to take active steps to increase the participation of nurses in planning, management, training and research in relation to the development of health systems through Primary Health Care. This article interrogates Turkish health system and emphasizes the importance of Primary Health Care and nursing to decrease mother and baby mortality rate and improve Turkey’s health indicators.

EISSN 2757-9204