Essays on The Shortage of Nurses in Australia and the World - Implications and Remedy Case Study

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The paper “ The Shortage of Nurses in Australia and the World - Implications and Remedy” is affecting the example of the case study on nursing. With the number of qualified medical doctors in the world remaining relatively low given the amount and the cost of training them the services of ''technical level'' doctors in the name of nurses supplement the deficit. These technical doctors are increasingly becoming scarce more so in the developed world and in this case Australia but are seemingly excess in other countries thus necessitating movement from high supply countries to lower supply countries.

This paper breaks down the issue of the migration and look at its implications in the human resource field. In the introduction and background, we look at the prevailing situation in regards to nurses and identify it as an issue worth more investigation. Further on we analyze the migration shedding light on theoretical explanations that may be responsible for the movement. In the later pages of the paper, we look at trends in a positive and negative view in the host and donor countries and relating them to SHRM requirements and teachings. IntroductionReports have been rife about a global shortage of nurses though Australia seems more affected by the problem than other nations.

To counter this problem measures have been put in place by private and government agencies going into great lengths of recruiting foreign nurses from countries that have a seemingly excess supply of them. In the due course of doing so, complications seem to arise. Analysts and authors alike have come out strongly against this trend which in one way or another according to them has very many disadvantages.

As expected there are those who are for the program supporting it by quoting the advantages being realized that can be linked to the recruitment of the nurses from overseas. Among them is the fact that some countries exporting nurses are also experiencing a shortage themselves thus accelerating the problem further.

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