A Hong Kong perspective on ways to improve nurse retention.

Chung Yee Zenobia Chan, Wing Fu Lai

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Nursing shortages are an international issue and are particularly evident in perioperative care, critical care and emergency services. The solution commonly adopted to tackle this problem is to increase the recruitment of nurses to replace the loss, whereas efforts to try and retain existing staff have only sporadically been mentioned. Furthermore, while retention programmes have occasionally received attention from some nursing scholars, they often fail to investigate the real needs of nurses. This article discusses three practical solutions adopted in Hong Kong, which could potentially alleviate difficulties with staff retention. It is hoped that the collaborative efforts of different professionals and nursing scholars will help to solve nursing shortages in the foreseeable future.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)35-40
Number of pages6
JournalNursing standard (Royal College of Nursing (Great Britain) : 1987)
Issue number35
Publication statusPublished - 5 May 2010

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Medicine


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