The report sheds a light on the unique challenges facing the nursing profession and presents a coordinated series of collectively planned, carefully sequenced, and evidence-based solutions to retain, return, integrate and recruit nurses both in the short- and medium-term targeted to support the nursing workforce across their career-course. It also suggests complementary strategies to embed cyclical planning, enhancing nursing workforce data and enabling nursing stakeholders and policy decision makers to decision-support platforms that would support better planning for the nursing workforce across sectors and jurisdictions.
Health Canada has asked the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences (CAHS) to provide policy makers with possible pathways to address needs and gaps as they consider the development of collaborative and comprehensive strategies to deal with HHR at all levels of government.
“This book excels in exploring all dimensions of gender parity and the barriers women face to entry, progression, and leadership… The authors have excelled in selecting women who are change agents and drivers in global health, particularly those from marginalized or diverse groups… The authors are exceptionally well informed and keep abreast of the latest thinking in the field with current statistics on the world workforce…This is a high-quality book with an important message, ‘a rallying call to arms to redress gender inequality and celebrate ways in which women are taking the lead in supporting health in their communities internationally’.”
- Doody Enterprises
Better Planning, Better Care and Better Work through Better Data
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