The Problem

Shortage of nursing staff

"Is US headed for worst nursing shortage?" -, 30 November 2017

"We live in a country with the third highest population in the world. Over 320 million people live here, and vital to the health and wellbeing of each one of us..." Read more

"Short on staff: Nursing crisis strains U.S. hospitals" - Reuters, 19 October 2017

"A shortage of nurses at U.S. hospitals hit West Virginia’s Charleston Area Medical Center at the worst possible time. The non-profit healthcare system is one of the state’s largest employers and sits in the heart of economically depressed coal country. It faces a $40 million..." Read more

"The EU exodus: When doctors and nurses follow the money" - Politico Europe, 29 July 2017

"Freedom of movement is one of the cornerstones of the European Union. When it comes to providing health care in the bloc's poorest countries, it's also a problem. More doctors and nurses move from one country to another..." Read more

"96% drop in EU nurses registering to work in Britain since Brexit vote" - The Guardian, 12 June 2017

"The number of nurses from the EU registering to work in the UK has dropped by 96% less than a year after the Brexit vote, official figures show. Last July, 1,304 EU nurses came to work in the UK; this fell to just 46 in April, Nursing..." Read more

"Where have Europe’s nurses gone?" - CNN, 21 May 2013

"At the top of a flight of stairs with no elevator in sight, registered nurse Katarzyna Kaseja leans over the rickety metal bars of a crib. Her 4-year-old patient, a ventilator tube fastened to his throat, reaches..." Read more

"Shortage of nurses and midwives" - World Health Organization, Regional office for Europe

"There are an estimated 7.3 million nurses and midwives in the WHO European Region. This number is not adequate to meet current..." Read more

"Healthcare personnel statistics - nursing and caring professionals" - eurostat – Statistics Explained

"This article presents an overview of European Union (EU) statistics on nursing and caring professionals. It provides information on specialist healthcare personnel, as well as data pertaining to nursing and midwifery graduates. Nursing and caring professionals provide services directly to patients in hospitals, ambulatory care and patients’ homes. These professionals include..." Read more

Occupational hazards for nurses

"Pflegekräfte sind besonders oft krank" - Süddeutsche Zeitung, 5 July 2017

"Eine aktuelle Studie belegt es einmal mehr: Mitarbeiter aus der Pflege- und Gesundheitsbranche werden besonders oft krank. Ihr Arbeitsalltag ist zumeist hart, nicht nur körperlich. "Besonders häufig melden sich Alten- und Krankenpfleger krank, psychische Belastungen sind dabei oft der Krankheitstreiber", teilte der Landesverband der Betriebskrankenkassen..." Read more

"Occupational Harzards in Nursing" - Nursing and Midwifery Studies, 20 September 2014

"Nurses continue to report high levels of job-related injury and illness. Working environment, responsibilities, and duties of nurses put them in the frontline of numerous occupational hazards. Some common occupational hazards..." Read more

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