Published Mar 4, 2014
I'm currently doing a research paper regarding the differences and similarities between international nurses. To be specific, American and Philippine Nurses. Long story short, what are some key differences and similarities in the roles that these nurses partake in when it comes to caring for the people in their culture? I'm really interested in this topic considering that I am still a student, and this will possibly have an effect on me in the future! If possible, please provide any articles that I can read regarding this topic
Thank you so much!
emtb2rn, BSN, RN, EMT-B
Sounds like a job for google scholar....
Rose_Queen, BSN, MSN, RN
If you are writing a research paper, you need scholarly resources. You aren't going to find that here. I second emtb2rn- use Google Scholar, use your school library, use whatever resources you have, but make sure they are reliable and scholarly.
I'm sorry, its not technically not a research paper. I just have to present information to the class along with a paper basically summing up what I presented. Nevertheless, I am also using databases to further enhance my education of this topic. Another reason why Im asking here is simply for personal knowledge, but articles (or personal experiences) pertaining to this topic would be useful as well
I am Filipina and the following is a completely biased and unscientific perspective-
No one potlucks like Filipinos. No one.
I No one potlucks like Filipinos. No one.
I work with a lot of Filipino nurses and I agree!!! :)
NYbabyRN, BSN, RN
I am Filipina and the following is a completely biased and unscientific perspective-No one potlucks like Filipinos. No one.
This is true!! My Filipino coworkers are caring, dependable, hardworking and they frequently plan and create good potlucks! I love working with them.
Pangea Reunited, ASN, RN
I haven't noticed any distinct differences in the way American and Filipino nurses care for patients. Filipinos do love to eat, though ...and they love to feed other people, too.
THELIVINGWORST, ASN, RN
This is the reason why we need diversity, I have learned so much from my Filipino nurses about how to approach and refer to my elder Filipinos and generally speaking, they are the sweetest people ever.
edmia, BSN, RN
Best quote ever! I completely agree.
I have always worked with many Filipino nurses and for the most part, they are wonderful (all groups have those who are not so great). It's a tight group and hard to break into, but I get it because I'm an immigrant as well. Maybe this is why I have always been accepted and taken care of by them. I really feel my Filipino colleagues embraced me and took care of me when I was new at any of my jobs.
As far as nursing care? I haven't noticed a big difference to my style of caring (I can be firmly placed in the Caucasian group). This group is very proud of their knowledge and I have always found them to be experts in their chosen nursing field.
Of course, my opinion is biased too because of the group I have been exposed to and the extent of that exposure. I've worked on units where 50% of the staff was Filipino
PS: it's Filipino nurses, not Phillipines...
hope3456, ASN, RN
Filipino nursing graduates are experiencing the same problems as American new grads are - getting jobs with no experience.
They are even PAYING the hospitals to let them work so that they can say they have experience and then they can get those coveted jobs abroad. I don't know if this bill passed or not.
I work with a couple Filipino aides who state they send $100 back to their families every month and that is enough for them to live on.
This is another thread going on discussing this article. http://oilpatchdispatch.areavoices.com/2014/02/24/faces-of-the-boom-nurses-from-philippines-helping-plug-holes-in-oil-patch-health-care/
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