Skoči na glavni sadržaj

Stručni rad

The Ways of Development of Nursing as a Separate Health Profession: a Comparative Analysis of Legislative in the Nursing Profession in Bosnia and Herzegovina and Countries in the Region

Samela Zelić ; Sveučilišni klinički centar Sarajevo, Sarajevo, Bosna i Hercegovina
Sead Hasanović ; Klinika urgentne medicine, Sarajevo, Bosna i Hercegovina
Aida Pilav ; Zavod za javno zdravstvo Kantona Sarajevo, Univerzitet u Sarajevu, Fakultet zdravstvenih studija, Sarajevo, Bosna i Hercegovina

Puni tekst: engleski pdf 88 Kb

str. 141-148

preuzimanja: 356



Introduction. The rising need for quality health care, increased workload, accountability and healthcare reforms, are factors that resulted in growing requirements for recognition of the nursing profession, which are clearly defined in the Munich Declaration (2000). Unfortunately, in the current health care system in most of the transition countries of the Region of the South East Europe, nursing is still not adequately validated as a special profession.

Aim. Presentation of legal solutions related to nursing profession in Bosnia and Herzegovina (B&H) from the aspect of definition of nursing activities, education standards, licensing and labor mobility.

Methods. Desktop analysis as a method of quality research of legislative and strategic documents related to nursing in B&H.
Analysis of the directive and legislation in the countries of the region and the EU.
Comparison with the legislation of B&H.
According to the constitutional solutions, within the competence of the Entities (Republic of Srpska), the area of health care in B&H is divided by the competencies of the entities and cantons (the Federation of B&H), that is, within the competence of the Brčko District of B&H, therefore, there is also a separate entity legislation. In 2013, the Government of the Federation of B&H adopted the Law on Nursing and Midwifery and secretly defined the nursing domains in accordance with the EU directives. In the Republic of Srpska and the Brčko District, this is partly defined in the systemic health care laws (amended in 2015).

Conclusions. In all the legal acts reviewed, there are still shortcomings in the defined domains for the nursing profession. By addressing these issues, the progress of nursing development would speed up, strengthen and modernize the health system, which would undoubtedly increase the quality of health care to a higher level.

Ključne riječi

nursing; Bosnia and Herzegovina; health care; health legislation; nursing practice

Hrčak ID:



Datum izdavanja:


Podaci na drugim jezicima: hrvatski

Posjeta: 1.098 *