Can the private education sector help overcome nursing shortages?: a synthesis of evidence from Thailand, Kenya and India

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Author: Wolfe, Rebecca; Blaauw, Duane


Nursing shortages are a critical health workforce challenge and are likely to be exacerbated in coming years by changing population demographics and healthcare needs. As pressures grow, shortages will intensify the unequal distribution of nurses both within and between countries. Currently, many countries are experiencing a rapid expansion of private nurse training institutions. These institutions have the potential to contribute positively to local and national health systems by increasing the supply of nurses, possibly even in rural areas where shortages are most severe. However,...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Industry; Providers of education and training; Quality; Outcomes; Workforce development; Governance; Employment

Keywords: Recommendations; Private training provider; Relevance of education and training; Outcomes of education and training; Rural; Labour shortage; Skill shortage; Skill needs; Capacity building; Case study

Geographic subjects: Thailand; India; Asia; Kenya; Africa

Published: London, England: RESYST, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, 2016

Physical description: 11 p.

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Resource type: Report

Call number: TD/TNC 130.237

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