Revista da Escola de Enfermagem da USP
versão On-line ISSN 1980-220X
SILVA, Leide Irislayne Macena da Costa e e PEDUZZI, Marina. Nursing human resources from the perspective of workforce: an analysis of the scientific production. Rev. esc. enferm. USP [online]. 2005, vol.39, n.spe, pp. 589-596. ISSN 1980-220X. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0080-62342005000500012.
The focus of this research is on human resources in nursing, particularly from the perspective of workforce. The objectives are to identify the national scientific production on human resources in nursing, analyze particularly those publications about work-force in nursing, and give a historical perspective on the composition of nursing workforce and the distribution of nursing workers throughout the country. In this bibliographic research LILACS, PeriEnf, DEDALUS, BDENF, PAHO, MS, ADSAUDE, ENSP, FSP, TEXTOC and SIDORH's databases were consulted, as well as CEPEn's catalogues, from 1958 to 2001. 469 publications were identified: 345 (73,6%) utilized human resources in nursing as a descriptor, while 79 (16,8%) and 45 (9,6%) utilized, respectively, the keywords nursing workforce (FTE) and nursing work market. There is a higher concentration of scientific production in the second half of the 80's and throughout the 90's.
Palavras-chave : Nursing staff; Labor force; Nursing administration research.