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It's A Globalized Nursing World: The Impact of the U.S. Nurse Staffing Crisis on Poor Countries

Richard Garfield, RN, DrPH, Clinical International Nursing, Columbia University School of Public Health, 617 West 168th Street, New York, NY 10032, 212-305-3248, rmg3@columbia.edu

The shortage of nursing staff in the U.S. and other developed countries has profound impacts on a globalized nursing world. Many leading nurses in poor countries are recruited to work in the U.S. or U.K., leaving their communities short-staffed. Immigration pressures are irresistable when salaries in poor countries are 95% lower. In many countries, nurses are the only trained staff available for community health coordination or ambulatory care administration. Potential approaches to reducing the loss of these needed staff and strengthening nursing in both developing and developed countries will be explored.

Learning Objectives: At the conclusion of the presentation, the participant will be able to

Keywords: Nurses,

Presenting author's disclosure statement:
I do not have any significant financial interest/arrangement or affiliation with any organization/institution whose products or services are being discussed in this session.

The Nurse Staffing Crisis: Aspects of the Problem

The 132nd Annual Meeting (November 6-10, 2004) of APHA