The provision of primary care interventions by community health support workers in Pakistan

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10547/237606
Title:
The provision of primary care interventions by community health support workers in Pakistan
Authors:
Smith, Sara; Kelly, Amber; Randhawa, Gurch ( 0000-0002-2289-5859 )
Abstract:
Skill mix and role redesign have changed the face of the primary care workforce in the UK in recent years. In areas with minority ethnic communities, support workers with language skills and cultural knowledge have been employed to provide health care. Although this role is relatively new to the UK, countries like Pakistan have a long history of employing community support workers. This study seeks to learn from Pakistan's experience and apply the learning to the UK context. The findings from this study suggest that the support worker role in Pakistan is highly effective when training and adequate supervision is given and when the support worker is entrusted with a considerable degree of freedom to act. It was also observed that the same role might be highly effective in one context, but less so in another, which indicates the importance of exploring a range of factors that may affect outcomes. The study provided an invaluable opportunity to gain a better understanding of the health care system in Pakistan. This may assist in the development of services in the UK to improve primary health care, particularly for those who experience barriers in accessing services.
Citation:
Smith, S., Kelly, A. and Randhawa, G. (2007) 'The provision of primary care interventions by community health support workers in Pakistan', Community Practitioner, 80 (4), pp.18-22.
Publisher:
Mcmillan-scott Plc
Journal:
Community practitioner : the journal of the Community Practitioners' & Health Visitors' Association
Issue Date:
Apr-2007
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10547/237606
PubMed ID:
17455572
Additional Links:
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17455572
Type:
Article
Language:
en
ISSN:
1462-2815
Appears in Collections:
IHR Institute for Health Research

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorSmith, Saraen_GB
dc.contributor.authorKelly, Amberen_GB
dc.contributor.authorRandhawa, Gurchen_GB
dc.date.accessioned2012-08-07T14:44:37Z-
dc.date.available2012-08-07T14:44:37Z-
dc.date.issued2007-04-
dc.identifier.citationSmith, S., Kelly, A. and Randhawa, G. (2007) 'The provision of primary care interventions by community health support workers in Pakistan', Community Practitioner, 80 (4), pp.18-22.en_GB
dc.identifier.issn1462-2815-
dc.identifier.pmid17455572-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10547/237606-
dc.description.abstractSkill mix and role redesign have changed the face of the primary care workforce in the UK in recent years. In areas with minority ethnic communities, support workers with language skills and cultural knowledge have been employed to provide health care. Although this role is relatively new to the UK, countries like Pakistan have a long history of employing community support workers. This study seeks to learn from Pakistan's experience and apply the learning to the UK context. The findings from this study suggest that the support worker role in Pakistan is highly effective when training and adequate supervision is given and when the support worker is entrusted with a considerable degree of freedom to act. It was also observed that the same role might be highly effective in one context, but less so in another, which indicates the importance of exploring a range of factors that may affect outcomes. The study provided an invaluable opportunity to gain a better understanding of the health care system in Pakistan. This may assist in the development of services in the UK to improve primary health care, particularly for those who experience barriers in accessing services.en_GB
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherMcmillan-scott Plcen_GB
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17455572en_GB
dc.subject.meshCommunity Health Workers-
dc.subject.meshFemale-
dc.subject.meshHumans-
dc.subject.meshInterviews as Topic-
dc.subject.meshMale-
dc.subject.meshPakistan-
dc.subject.meshPrimary Health Care-
dc.subject.meshRole-
dc.titleThe provision of primary care interventions by community health support workers in Pakistanen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.journalCommunity practitioner : the journal of the Community Practitioners' & Health Visitors' Associationen_GB
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