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Now?that?you?have?reviewed?the?learning?activities?for?this?lesson,?for?this?discussion?answer?the?following
questions:
Hospital?administration?in?Georgia?moved?from?physicians?with?no?administrative?training?being?administrators,
to?attempts?to?train?people?specifically?in?administration.
Discuss?the?pros?and?cons?of?physicians?as?administrators?vs.?administrators?with?no?medical?training.
Which?functions?are?the?same?or?overlap?between?medicine?and?administration,?and?which?are?distinctly
different?

CHAPTER 23
Establishing Medical and Nursing
Education Programs in the Country
of Georgia
A functional healthcare system is a critical
cornerstone of any country.
The health and well-being of a country?s population
is vital to its economic progress.
Nurses are crucial caregivers and leaders in every
facet of the national healthcare system.
Georgia
? Population <5 million
? number 74 on the human development index
? HDI is calculated from life expectancy, education,
and gross domestic product indices
? Ally of U.S.
? Atlanta?Tbilisi healthcare partnership (ATHP).
Also known as the ?Georgia to Georgia? project
Environmental problems directly affecting
health in Georgia are:
? Air pollution
? Heavy pollution of Mtkvari River and the Black
Sea
? Inadequate supplies of potable water
? Soil pollution from toxic chemicals
? Poor roads but improvements in progress
The Georgian Healthcare System
? Until 1991 the Georgian healthcare system was part of
the greater Soviet healthcare system
? Deteriorated after dissolution of Soviet Union
? Being restored, multiple partnerships and humanitarian
efforts such as:
? Improve reproductive health
? Increase ability to refrigerate vaccines
The Georgian Healthcare System
? Health Indicators
? HIV/AIDS
? Drug trafficking
? Prisoners
? Increased STIs (sexually transmitted
infections)
? Tuberculosis
? Hepatitis C

Health of Women and Children
? Hypothyroidism in newborns detected
? Training of physicians
? Neonatal resuscitation program
? Women?s Wellness Center
(WWC) established
Nursing
? Better education needed
? Nurses do not receive academic
degrees
? Student nurses are taught by
physicians
? Training started in 9th to 11th grade
?Physicians outnumber nurses
?Partnerships in progress
? Physician education
? Business education
? Healthcare Management
? Scholarly Activities and Biomedical
Research
? Emergency Medical Care and Other
Initiatives
PfD ? PfH MODEL FOR NURSING EDUCATION FOR GEORGIA
The changing nature and role of societal
institutions shapes and is shaped by political,
economic, and cultural changes already
underway within the healthcare sector as well
as more generally.
Reference:
Holtz, Carol (2013). Global Health Care: Issues and Policies (2nd Ed). Burlington, MA: Jones and Bartlett Learning.

 

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