Nurses' experiences of recruitment and migration from developing countries: a phenomenological approach.

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/95644
Title:
Nurses' experiences of recruitment and migration from developing countries: a phenomenological approach.
Authors:
Troy, Paul H; Wyness, Laura A; McAuliffe, Eilish
Affiliation:
Beaumont Hospital, P.O Box 1297, Beaumont Road, Dublin 9, Ireland. paulhenrytroy@hotmail.com
Citation:
Nurses' experiences of recruitment and migration from developing countries: a phenomenological approach. 2007, 5:15 Hum Resour Health
Journal:
Human resources for health
Issue Date:
2007
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/95644
DOI:
10.1186/1478-4491-5-15
PubMed ID:
17555575
Abstract:
BACKGROUND: There is growing concern globally at the current flows of nurse migration, particularly from low-income to middle and high-income countries. Recruitment practices of many countries such as Ireland are thought to be fuelling this rate of migration. This paper aims to establish the perceptions and opinions of those involved in the recruitment process on their role in recruitment and the effects recruitment has on both source and destination countries. METHODS: A purposive sample of 12 directors of nursing, from major academic teaching hospitals in Dublin and hospitals in South Africa and the Philippines were recruited. Ten overseas nurses were also recruited. A phenomenological approach was used with semi-structured interviews as the data collection method. RESULTS: There were pronounced differences in opinions between the Irish and the overseas directors on recruitment and its effects on the health systems of the source countries. Difficulties in the retention of staff were highlighted by both groups of directors. Other findings included the language and cultural differences experienced by the overseas nurses. CONCLUSION: Recruitment of overseas nurses should not be left to the individual employer even in the presence of government guidelines. An international effort from all the involved parties is required to formulate a solution to this complex issue in order to protect both the health systems of individual countries and the nurse's right to migrate.
Language:
en
ISSN:
1478-4491

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorTroy, Paul Hen
dc.contributor.authorWyness, Laura Aen
dc.contributor.authorMcAuliffe, Eilishen
dc.date.accessioned2010-04-06T10:19:30Z-
dc.date.available2010-04-06T10:19:30Z-
dc.date.issued2007-
dc.identifier.citationNurses' experiences of recruitment and migration from developing countries: a phenomenological approach. 2007, 5:15 Hum Resour Healthen
dc.identifier.issn1478-4491-
dc.identifier.pmid17555575-
dc.identifier.doi10.1186/1478-4491-5-15-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/95644-
dc.description.abstractBACKGROUND: There is growing concern globally at the current flows of nurse migration, particularly from low-income to middle and high-income countries. Recruitment practices of many countries such as Ireland are thought to be fuelling this rate of migration. This paper aims to establish the perceptions and opinions of those involved in the recruitment process on their role in recruitment and the effects recruitment has on both source and destination countries. METHODS: A purposive sample of 12 directors of nursing, from major academic teaching hospitals in Dublin and hospitals in South Africa and the Philippines were recruited. Ten overseas nurses were also recruited. A phenomenological approach was used with semi-structured interviews as the data collection method. RESULTS: There were pronounced differences in opinions between the Irish and the overseas directors on recruitment and its effects on the health systems of the source countries. Difficulties in the retention of staff were highlighted by both groups of directors. Other findings included the language and cultural differences experienced by the overseas nurses. CONCLUSION: Recruitment of overseas nurses should not be left to the individual employer even in the presence of government guidelines. An international effort from all the involved parties is required to formulate a solution to this complex issue in order to protect both the health systems of individual countries and the nurse's right to migrate.-
dc.language.isoenen
dc.titleNurses' experiences of recruitment and migration from developing countries: a phenomenological approach.en
dc.contributor.departmentBeaumont Hospital, P.O Box 1297, Beaumont Road, Dublin 9, Ireland. paulhenrytroy@hotmail.comen
dc.identifier.journalHuman resources for healthen

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