Building an ethical and sustainable model for health professional recruitment to Australia: A case study of the Philippines


There is a global shortage of nursing professionals.  Australia, like other English-speaking western countries, increasingly depends on recruitment health professionals educated abroad (currently more than 6,500 nurses a year).  Currently, the Philippines is the largest provider of nurses in the world.  A remarkable 85% of the Philippine's best-qualified nurses work outside the country.


Professor Stephanie Short

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Health Systems and Global Populations Research Group

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This study will lead to an evidence-based ethical workforce plan for the recruitment of nurses from thePhilippines.  The model will be embedded in an integrity system that will ensure transparency and accountability in the employment of overseas-trained health professionals in Australia. This will strengthen the governance of the health care systems and nursing professions of both countries.

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health professionals, health workforce, nurses recruitment, Philippines

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The opportunity ID for this research opportunity is: 1134

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