The Philippines exports 15,000 nurses a year, and it's estimated that 1 in 10 Filipinos now works abroad. The nursing drain could have a crippling effect on the Philippines healthcare system.
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Feb 5, '05
I would disagree that there will ever be a shortage of nurses in the Philippines. In fact, we are turning out more nurses than we will ever need in this country. It is just the Philippine government and the media trying to blow things out of proportion. There is, and there will never be a shortage of nurses or doctors in the Philippines. The possibility of this happening now and in the near future is extremely improbable. Crippling the healthcare system? -NO WAY.
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Feb 6, '05
I believe that if the USA needs nurses so badly that we provide tax deferments to nurses who come from other countries for five years of tax free income. "They don't have to pay taxes, can bank or send their money back home." The American nurses who are citizens of the good old USA must pay their fair share of taxes to help keep the country afloat and make payments on student loans. It isn't fair! If you work in the USA and earn an income you need to be required to pay taxes too. Let's give all American nurses a tax break too; then we Americans could concentrate on saving all of our money also. We could also make nursing an attractive professional as it was once perceived, by providing educational incentatives to American students and end the slave labor imposed on nurses in our health care institutions. Nursing homes sometimes force one nurse to care for 50 and at times 70+ residents. They then write the nurses up for missing a blood sugar. These nursing home don't believe that mistakes of this type are system problems that place nurses in harms (litigation) way.They view them as nursing errors. Nurses must not only become more proactive in protecting their nursing licience, but also in in preventing these health care facilities being run by DON'S from countries outside of the USA, where workers have limited to no rights, attempting to impose these violations of human rights on American nurses. tommyw1016
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