Nurses

SOURCE: Skills shortages in South Africa: case studies of key professions
OUTPUT TYPE: Chapter in Monograph
PUBLICATION YEAR: 2009
TITLE AUTHOR(S): A.Wildschut, T.Mgqolozana
SOURCE EDITOR(S): J.Erasmus, M.Breier
KEYWORDS: NURSING, SKILLS DEVELOPMENT, SKILLS SHORTAGE
DEPARTMENT: Education and Skills Development (ESD)
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Abstract

This chapter has six parts. Part one investigates the different media and stakeholders' assertions that there is a shortage of nurses. Part two attempts to quantify and profile the existing nursing labour force. Parts three and four will examine the supply of, and demand for, nurses respectively. Part five will consider the myriad issues influencing supply and demand in the nursing profession, while part six concludes by auditing the existing programmes to address skills needs and offering suggestions on the way forward.