Community's nurses' opinion on working conditions, professional activity and training needs
Access to healthcare services starts in the community, where community nurses - members of the team providing the minimum package of services, have a major role, together with family physicians. Particularly during the SARS CoV2 pandemic, community healthcare proved its added value, with community nurses (CNs) directly participating in information and education activities for the public, in the prevention and control of the spread of the epidemic in their communities. In the context of expanding the minimum package of services at national level, UNICEF aims to support local and national decision-makers, to generate evidence on the continuing medical education and training needs of community nurses; consequently, UNICEF initiated a quantitative survey on the perception of community nurses on their own training and education needs.
With the investigation of continuing medical education needs, the survey also considered the professional activity and working conditions, as perceived by community nurses, including their opinion on their own needs in the context of the SARS CoV 2 epidemic, which should strengthen their response capacity in the community, for the benefit of vulnerable children and their families.