The Ethics of Developed Nations Recruiting Nurses From Developing Countries: The Case of Malawi
Muula, Adamson S.
Mfutso-Bengo, Joseph M.
Nursing Ethics 2003 July; 10(4): 433-438
There is currently a global shortage of nurses. Developing countries such as Malawi are among those hardest hit by this shortage. The demands on available nurses have increased and at the same time there is a lack of interest in becoming a nurse owing to the poor working conditions among those still employed in the service. It is questionable if developed nations should recruit nurses from countries such as Malawi, where severe human resource constraints are being experienced. We argue in this article that the current phenomenon of nurses leaving developing nations for western countries is complex. Human rights issues of individual autonomy and public interest are at stake.
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