Examining Filipinos as Foreign-Educated Nurses in the United States From the Perspectives of Post-Colonialism

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/335564
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Examining Filipinos as Foreign-Educated Nurses in the United States From the Perspectives of Post-Colonialism
Author(s):
Jurado, Leo-Felix M.
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Iota Alpha
Author Details:
Leo-Felix M. Jurado, PhD, RN, NE-BC, APN, CNE, juradol@wpunj.edu
Abstract:
Session presented on Saturday, July 26, 2014: Purpose: The study objectives were: (a) describe the historical events contributing to mass recruitment of nursing graduates from the Philippines to the US, ( b) analyze the political and economic factors underlying the unidirectional flow of foreign-educated nurses from the Philippines to the US, (c) examine the impact of large scale nursing recruitment from the Philippines to the US, and (d) analyze the influence of post-colonial forces on conditions of employment and perceived value of FENs in the US. Methods: The qualitative study design used historical research and focus groups. The data sources included primary and secondary sources, collected between 1900 to 2013 in the US and the Philippines. Four separate focus groups were conducted with 21 FENs who entered the US under different visas for training or employment between 1962- 2006. Findings from historical data and focus groups were triangulated in analyzing linkages and significance of events in the phenomenon of interest. Results: The findings revealed that mass emigration of nurses from the Philippines to the US is facilitated by nursing shortages that brought changes in immigration laws easing entry of nurses to the US. Conclusion: The fusion between the subjective and objective reality constructed nursing and migration to the US as key to improving the economic well-being and social status of FENs and their families. Filipino families, schools, and government take an active role in promoting this social reality. The American benevolent assimilation agenda, US-based public education, and nursing education and practice have perpetuated American superiority and dependence of Filipinos on Americans. Findings provide an understanding of institutionalized structures perpetuating global inequalities in nurse migration and distribution that impact differentially among sending and receiving countries. The study has implications in policy development to promote retention of nurses in their home countries and foreign countries where they immigrate.
Keywords:
Philippine Nurses Migration; Foreign-Educated Nurses
Repository Posting Date:
17-Nov-2014
Date of Publication:
17-Nov-2014
Conference Date:
2014
Conference Name:
25th International Nursing Research Congress
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing
Conference Location:
Hong Kong
Description:
International Nursing Research Congress, 2014 Theme: Engaging Colleagues: Improving Global Health Outcomes. Held at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, Wanchai, Hong Kong
Note:
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dc.language.isoen_USen_GB
dc.type.categoryAbstracten_GB
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleExamining Filipinos as Foreign-Educated Nurses in the United States From the Perspectives of Post-Colonialismen_GB
dc.contributor.authorJurado, Leo-Felix M.en_GB
dc.contributor.departmentIota Alphaen_GB
dc.author.detailsLeo-Felix M. Jurado, PhD, RN, NE-BC, APN, CNE, juradol@wpunj.eduen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/335564-
dc.description.abstractSession presented on Saturday, July 26, 2014: Purpose: The study objectives were: (a) describe the historical events contributing to mass recruitment of nursing graduates from the Philippines to the US, ( b) analyze the political and economic factors underlying the unidirectional flow of foreign-educated nurses from the Philippines to the US, (c) examine the impact of large scale nursing recruitment from the Philippines to the US, and (d) analyze the influence of post-colonial forces on conditions of employment and perceived value of FENs in the US. Methods: The qualitative study design used historical research and focus groups. The data sources included primary and secondary sources, collected between 1900 to 2013 in the US and the Philippines. Four separate focus groups were conducted with 21 FENs who entered the US under different visas for training or employment between 1962- 2006. Findings from historical data and focus groups were triangulated in analyzing linkages and significance of events in the phenomenon of interest. Results: The findings revealed that mass emigration of nurses from the Philippines to the US is facilitated by nursing shortages that brought changes in immigration laws easing entry of nurses to the US. Conclusion: The fusion between the subjective and objective reality constructed nursing and migration to the US as key to improving the economic well-being and social status of FENs and their families. Filipino families, schools, and government take an active role in promoting this social reality. The American benevolent assimilation agenda, US-based public education, and nursing education and practice have perpetuated American superiority and dependence of Filipinos on Americans. Findings provide an understanding of institutionalized structures perpetuating global inequalities in nurse migration and distribution that impact differentially among sending and receiving countries. The study has implications in policy development to promote retention of nurses in their home countries and foreign countries where they immigrate.en_GB
dc.subjectPhilippine Nurses Migrationen_GB
dc.subjectForeign-Educated Nursesen_GB
dc.date.available2014-11-17T13:55:01Z-
dc.date.issued2014-11-17-
dc.date.accessioned2014-11-17T13:55:01Z-
dc.conference.date2014en_GB
dc.conference.name25th International Nursing Research Congressen_GB
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen_GB
dc.conference.locationHong Kongen_GB
dc.descriptionInternational Nursing Research Congress, 2014 Theme: Engaging Colleagues: Improving Global Health Outcomes. Held at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, Wanchai, Hong Kongen_GB
dc.description.noteThis is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item related to this abstract, you may find it by browsing the repository by author. If author contact information is availabe in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission.en_GB
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