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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/155252
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Nursing Manpower Shortage in Macao - a case of 'not-so-developed' system
Abstract:
Nursing Manpower Shortage in Macao - a case of 'not-so-developed' system
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2007
Author:Leong, Cindy S. U., MHS, RN
P.I. Institution Name:Macao Polytechnic Institute
Title:Lecturer
Co-Authors:Thomas K.S. Wong, PhD, RN
[Research Presentation] Macao, a Special Administrative Region (SAR) of People's Republic of China, is encountering a similar problem like other cities or countries are having; i.e., the shortage of nursing professionals.áIt is definitely a concern of the society that the increasing nursing shortage will affect the quality of patient care and patient outcomes. Making health-care mistakes in the developed countries is absolutely not acceptable.áPaying high attention to the disease progress is not enough, psychological and spiritual care for the patients is also required.áThe patient's family members have to be involved for medical education and support care.áThe Health Statistics (2005) reported that there were 1,134 registered nurses in Macao.áThe ratio of nurses to residents is 1: 440 as Macao SAR has a population of 500,000 in late 2006.á This ratio is far below the average figure in the USA, which is 1:110. Focusing on this below average ratio, a preliminary study will be carried out to explore the phenomenon of limited nursing resource and the associated impacts with the nursing administrators, managers, leaders and frontline nurses of, hospitals, health care centers and nursing associations. Initially, these subjects will be interviewed individually.áTheir responses will be transcribed verbatim to facilitate analysis and theme identification.áThe findings will subsequently be used to develop a questionnaire which will be distributed to all nurses in Macao. This study allows the investigators to explore deeply the issues evolved from nursing shortage. It is anticipated that the findings will reflect the experience of nurses who work in an environment that is typical of under-staffing and true meaning of nurse resident ratio.áCertainly, the healthcare policy makers of the Macao SAR government will benefit from this study particularly when they try to make informed decision on health care policy.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleNursing Manpower Shortage in Macao - a case of 'not-so-developed' systemen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/155252-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Nursing Manpower Shortage in Macao - a case of 'not-so-developed' system</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Sigma Theta Tau International</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2007</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Leong, Cindy S. U., MHS, RN</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Macao Polytechnic Institute</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Lecturer</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">suleong@ipm.edu.mo</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Thomas K.S. Wong, PhD, RN</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">[Research Presentation] Macao, a Special Administrative Region (SAR) of People's Republic of China, is encountering a similar problem like other cities or countries are having; i.e., the shortage of nursing professionals.&aacute;It is definitely a concern of the society that the increasing nursing shortage will affect the quality of patient care and patient outcomes. Making health-care mistakes in the developed countries is absolutely not acceptable.&aacute;Paying high attention to the disease progress is not enough, psychological and spiritual care for the patients is also required.&aacute;The patient's family members have to be involved for medical education and support care.&aacute;The Health Statistics (2005) reported that there were 1,134 registered nurses in Macao.&aacute;The ratio of nurses to residents is 1: 440 as Macao SAR has a population of 500,000 in late 2006.&aacute; This ratio is far below the average figure in the USA, which is 1:110. Focusing on this below average ratio, a preliminary study will be carried out to explore the phenomenon of limited nursing resource and the associated impacts with the nursing administrators, managers, leaders and frontline nurses of, hospitals, health care centers and nursing associations. Initially, these subjects will be interviewed individually.&aacute;Their responses will be transcribed verbatim to facilitate analysis and theme identification.&aacute;The findings will subsequently be used to develop a questionnaire which will be distributed to all nurses in Macao. This study allows the investigators to explore deeply the issues evolved from nursing shortage. It is anticipated that the findings will reflect the experience of nurses who work in an environment that is typical of under-staffing and true meaning of nurse resident ratio.&aacute;Certainly, the healthcare policy makers of the Macao SAR government will benefit from this study particularly when they try to make informed decision on health care policy.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T13:40:28Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T13:40:28Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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