A Brief History of Ghanaian Health Services Delivery, Health Policy, and Nursing Professional Practice


Health delivery in post-colonial Ghana. This presentation talks about the development of nursing practice in Ghana, characterized by dynamic change and growth. It presents four distinct periods, namely: The Pre-Colonial: Traditional healing and beliefs, Nursing in Ghana prior to independence (1874–1956); Nursing in Ghana in the post-independent period (1957–1980); Nursing in Ghana after the structural adjustment period (1980 onwards) and Present day and Future of nursing education.

Author(s): Jeremy LaphamView Details of Author
Keywords: History, Ghanaian Health Services Delivery, Health Policy, Nursing Professional Practice
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