Challenged by a Nursing Shortage? As your experienced nurses retire, or leave due to stress and burnout, it is critical that you and your team maintain high quality patient care while meeting the increased demand of an aging baby-boomer population.
A fast-growing population, an aging population, the risk of epidemics, and competition for personnel with other industries have all contributed to this shortage. In recent years, Macao has implemented the following successful strategies to address the shortage: Strong government support and collaboration among all stakeholders have also served to enhance the nursing work force.
In this article, the authors describe the nursing shortage in Macao SAR, discuss factors contributing to the shortageand present strategies used to manage the shortage.
They conclude by emphasizing the importance of increasing salary and professional status and providing transition programs for new graduates. Macao faced a challenge in managing its health care workforce. The rapid growth of the population, along with other factors resulted in a significant shortage of nurses Around the time of the sovereignty transfer, Macao faced a challenge in managing its health care workforce.
The rapid growth of the population, along with other factors resulted in a significant shortage of nurses in the workforce.
Macao SAR has recently developed various measures to address these factors and to strengthen recruitment and retention of staff nurses and nursing students. Rosseter noted the benefits of the following measures for increasing a national supply of nurses: However, the success and limitation of each of these methods are country or region specific.
In this article, we describe the nursing shortage in Macao SAR, discuss factors contributing to the shortage, and present strategies used to manage the shortage in Macao SAR, with the goal of contributing to the understanding of the global nursing shortage problem.
We conclude by emphasizing the importance of increasing salary and professional status and providing transition programs for new graduates. Although nurses are the largest component of health care professionals in Macao SAR, currently there are only 1, registered nurses in the region with a nurse-to-resident ratio 2.
This is a higher ratio than that of most other areas in China, which have an average ratio of 1. However, it is a lower ratio than that of other highly developed Asian regions, such as Hong Kong and Singapore, which both have a nurse-to-resident ratio of approximately 4: Furthermore, as mentioned in the 55th World Health Assembly, the top priority for the World Health Organization in is to increase human resources in the area of health development World Health Organization,and this would certainly be applicable to Macao SAR.
The government of Macao SAR has planned to increase the ratio of nurse-to-resident to 3. With an estimated population ofpeople by the year Statistics and Census Service,the total number of nurses will need to be increased by These factors, described below, include a fast-growing and aging population, competition for manpower from other industries, and epidemics that increase the demands of the nursing workforce.
The major factor contributing to this increase is the immigration of Chinese people from mainland China, Hong Kong citizens, and overseas foreigners coming to work here. Additionally, the life expectancy of Macao SAR residents has risen dramatically from The proportion of the population over the age of 65 has now reached 8.
Moreover, Mion explained that chronic conditions can cause disability, and this disability may be exacerbated in those elderly having multiple chronic conditions. Consequently, the older population utilizes a large proportion of the health care services. This is mainly due to the expansion of the gambling and tourism industries, which account for These two leading industries may have absorbed a significant proportion of the potential nursing workforce, thus increasing the turnover rate of practicing nurses and also limiting the number of nursing school enrollments.
Local universities have shared with us that they are seeing an increase in the number of high school graduates who prefer to enroll in the majors of business, accounting, administration, or convention exhibition, and a decrease in those seeking enrollment in nursing programs Cheong, personal communication, October 21, HEALTHCARE STAFFING SURVEY REPORT •Recruitment & Staffing strategies with effectiveness ratings, •RN Turnover Rates and Cost, •Healthcare Economics and Financial Impact, and •Cost of RN Contract Labor.
Impact of the Nursing Shortage on the Hospital: (N=) Yes. Effects of Nursing Shortage As mentioned in the introduction part of this paper, the lack of nurses in the healthcare industry can pose many negative effects in the . Substantial proportions of respondents perceived negative impacts on care processes, hospital capacity, nursing practice, and the Institute of Medicine’s six aims for improving health care systems.
The nursing shortage will ultimately effect patient loads, working conditions, and quality care for the patients in all nursing sectors. If propoer strategies are not developed, the increased stress associated with the shortage may lead to greater turnover in the profession, which only compounds the shortage .
Effects of Nursing Shortage As mentioned in the introduction part of this paper, the lack of nurses in the healthcare industry can pose many negative effects in the .
Nursing shortage impacts U.S. facility and others abroad A Nebraska hospital has closed its doors due to a nursing shortage, according to a Kearney Hub article published online June 8. CHI Health Good Samaritan closed its Transitional Care Unit after management suffered staffing challenges.