Analysis of a government policy to address nursing shortage and nursing education quality

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Background: A well-educated, sufficient nursing workforce improves population health and standards of nursing care. Analysing workforce policies assists nurses to learn from the past and develop better future policies. Aim: Describe policy-making processes in the first Thai government plan to increase nursing capacity and improve nursing education quality. Design: A qualitative study employing Longest's model to examine policy-making processes. Methods: Data were obtained from 28 in-depth interviews with key informants, who had been committee members and former deans of nursing involved...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Industry; Policy; Workforce development; Higher education; Governance; Quality

Keywords: Occupation; Skill needs; Skill development; Capacity building; Skill shortage; Labour shortage; History; Policy analysis; Policy formation; Policy implications; Government role

Geographic subjects: Thailand; Asia

Published: Hoboken, New Jersey: Wiley, 2017

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Journal volume: 64

Journal number: 1

Journal date: March 2017

Pages: pp. 22-32

ISSN: 1466-7657

Resource type: Article

Peer reviewed: Yes

Call number: TD/TNC 130.244

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