Each encounter that health-care students have with patients and families helps them understand real-world patient needs. That means all Canadians have a role in educating future health-care providers.
Reduced staffing means nursing home residents make more unnecessary trips to the hospital.
A strong commitment to improving things for the existing nursing workforce in the UK is essential to addressing this issue.
Recruiting internationally educated health workers is a key part of Canada’s proposed solution to the health worker crisis. But there are ethical questions about recruiting from foreign countries.
U.K. health worker protests echo issues in Canada. They are also a harbinger of future labour disputes and systemic collapse if austerity, underinvestment and neglect of health workers continue.
There is a huge and growing number of unfilled nurse vacancies in the NHS. But there is a solution.
Nurses who identify as Democrats have a significantly higher likelihood of having their children vaccinated against COVID-19 than those who identify as Republicans.
Burnout and ‘compassion fatigue’ can compromise patient safety and signal health worker exhaustion. And they are a ticking time bomb for health care.
The future of our health system depends on recruiting and retaining passionate and highly skilled health-care workers. It’s essential to build work environments where they feel supported and safe.
The greatest workforce challenge Australia faces is in health, an issue that will likely be with us for another decade. Here’s one way to fix it.
Research shows low male participation in the nursing workforce can stem from many sources, including reticence by career counsellors to recommend nursing as a career.
Adding more beds won’t fix emergency department pressures. Neither will one-size-fits-all processes. But improving patient flow and addressing staff shortages might.
Aged care reform remains unfinished business for Labor. It made a start this week but more needs to come.
The US has a growing demand for nurses. Yet nursing schools are turning away many qualified candidates.
Exhausted and demoralized nurses are leaving the profession at alarming rates as the COVID-19 pandemic drags on.
The decisions of medical health-care professionals like doctors and nurse practitioners are more legally significant than ever before since they are determining vaccination exemptions.
Long-term solutions to the nursing shortage call for changes that value nurses and offer them a safe place to work.
Rates of burnout have increased alarmingly among health-care workers during the pandemic. Unless the system provides more support to its already depleted workforce, staff shortages may get worse.
Most nurses spoke of having to contend with family members who assumed patients should rest as much as possible.
To keep our health care providers healthy, we need to help them sleep.