I was having a conversation with a fellow RN today who is trying to do some research on the number of RN's who are leaving the aged care/ gerontology areas -
I mentioned this particular BB and that l may get a response that would be useful (I am particularly interested in your answers - )
some thoughts that mabe worht considering if these have impacted on you are poor staffinglevels, poor monetary compensation compared to the acute sector, The continual stress and undervaluing of the role itself. Also the documentaiton that is required for us to get both our funding and the legal reasons etc. also the accredtiation process / I gather you call this surveys?
we would be very interested in the following questions
1- Is there currently an exit of RN's from the aged care area (or the equivalent in your country?
2 - Why are they, or why have you left this area of work ?
3 - where do they / you go when you leave - do you leave altogether or into another area to work ?
Please make any comments about this as we are both interested - any useful sites would be apprecated - If the moderated feels that l wpould gain more response by putting this into the general discussion area please do
I would also be interested in not just RN's response but any one working in the aged care industry - and your thoughts.
hank you for you time