- Autores: Isabel Amélia Costa Mendes, Carla Aparecida Arena Ventura, Ítalo Rodolfo Silva, Elucir Gir, Emerson Willian Santos de Almeida, Artur Acelino Francisco Luz Nunes Queiroz, Bruna Sordi Carrara, Raquel Helena Hernandez Fernandes, Tiago Privado da Silva, Álvaro Francisco Lopes de Sousa
- Ano de Publicação: 2020
- Journal: Human Resources for Health volume 18 Article number 86
- Link: https://doi.org/10.1186/s12960-020-00530-7
Background: Diferent social segments from several regions of the world face challenges in order to achieve the sus‑ tainable development goals (SDGs). Nursing represents the greatest number of health workforce in the globe, dealing with these challenges in diferent paths, among them the training of human resources. In this context, the goal of this study was to compare the relationship between the objectives and research areas underlying nursing doctoral programs in Latin America and the SDGs. Method: Documental research comparing data of all Latin American nursing doctoral programs and the SDGs, con‑ ducted between January and March 2020. Results: From the total of 56 existing programs in Latin America, this study analyzed 52 of them, representing 92.8% of the total. Most nursing doctoral programs have contributed to SDG 3, in addition to goals 1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10, 12 and 16. The SDGs 11, 13, 14, 15 and 17 were not related to any of the analyzed programs. Data reveal that the training of nursing PhDs is essential to fulflling these goals. Results also indicate a need of programs to remain committed to relationships that enhance nursing skills to cope with the current challenges in terms of global health, such as invest‑ ments for the reduction of social and gender inequities. Conclusion: The doctoral training of nurses in Latin America needs to be better aligned with the sustainable devel‑ opment goals (SDGs), since there is a high concentration in SDG 3. We believe that nursing will bring a greater contri‑ bution to the movement to protect planetary health as the principles governing nursing practices are better aligned with international health demands and agendas.