The Profession Of Nurse And Nurse Migration

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World Health Organisation [WHO] (2009) indicates the profession of nurse is a key component and major contributor to the global healthcare workforce. However, nursing worldwide has significant disparities, notably apparent between developed and developing countries. Although there are signs of improvement, much needs to be done to globalise the standards of nursing. There is a substantial difference in the profession of nurse in Australia compared to India and the issues encountered (Charles et al., 2014). In modern society the social stigmata and issue of equality in regard to the profession of nurse in India remains visibly evident (Nair, 2012). Exposure to poor workplace conditions impact job satisfaction and fuel the problem of skilled nurse shortages and nurse migration (Timmons, 2014). The importance of high quality education is challenging when faced with below average resources and unqualified teaching faculty (Evans, Razia, & Cook, 2013). With The growth of nursing in India is significantly hindered due to factors of social status, equality and education. The nursing profession in India, one of the fastest growing professions, continues to demonstrate negative stigmatic labelling (Nair, 2011). Although attitudes are changing, the social status of nursing in India remains plagued with archaic perceptions coupled with cultural beliefs that modern nursing is still trying to challenge and overcome. Nursing in India is perceived as an inferior occupation,
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