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The nursing shortage crisis in Québec's McGill University affiliated teaching hospitals: strategies that can work.
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PMID:  8312298     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A frequently recurring theme expressed in both the professional health literature and other multimedia sources is the current nursing shortage crisis. This shortage is an ever present reality that is of serious concern and that will continue to escalate unless innovative and creative strategies are implemented. This article will specifically address one hospital's approach to the nursing shortage crisis in Québec's McGill University affiliated teaching hospitals. The pivotal issues of retention, recruitment and attraction of nursing as a profession are examined. Recommendations for dealing with these issues include: 1) restructuring nursing salaries, 2) redefining the types of nursing personnel resources, 3) flexibility in work schedule, 4) recognition, 5) providing an accurate public image of nursing, and 6) recruitment of males and mature persons. This article provides nursing administrators in the hospital, community, and educational settings with potential strategies that they can explore and apply in their own settings.
A Ferrante
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Canadian journal of nursing administration     Volume:  6     ISSN:  0838-2948     ISO Abbreviation:  Can J Nurs Adm     Publication Date:    1993 Sep-Oct
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1994-03-24     Completed Date:  1994-03-24     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9100845     Medline TA:  Can J Nurs Adm     Country:  CANADA    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  26-31     Citation Subset:  N    
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MeSH Terms
Nurse Administrators
Nursing Staff, Hospital / supply & distribution*
Personnel Selection / methods*
Personnel Staffing and Scheduling / organization & administration*

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