December 14, 2009

Let's stop the nurse brain drain

Published on: 12/13/2009.

THE CONTRIBUTION of local nurses to Barbadian society is very well known, but there has been a certain ambivalence towards the profession by many who sometimes seem to regard these professionals as carriers of bedpans and changers of bandages only.

It is an ambivalence which appears to affect some other societies too, so that the exodus of nurses from their countries of original training to greener pastures has become an issue of international importance.

During the past week, the inaugural Meeting Of Nursing And Midwifery Educators was held here at PAHO headquarters, and the issue occupied a prominent place in the discussions, especially in a very important speech delivered on behalf of Minister of Health Donville Inniss.

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