UAE seeks to improve nursing care

November 7th, 2010 - 10:28 pm ICT by IANS  

Abu Dhabi, Nov 7 (IANS/WAM) The UAE has launched a study to improve nursing care in the hospitals, it was announced Sunday.

The study will be conducted by the UAE Nursing and Midwifery Council and the health ministry.

It will seek to identify factors that contribute to nursing recruitment, retention and care in hospitals.

It is the first major study on the subject in the UAE.

Fatma Al Rifae, director of Federal Department of Nursing at the health ministry said: “With the extreme shortage of nurses globally, there is focused attention on finding ways to attract individuals to nursing and retain nurses in the profession.”

“There is also intense interest in finding ways to make hospitals more efficient, so that nurses can consistently provide high quality and compassionate care.”

She said the study, jointly funded by the health ministry and the Emirates Foundation for Philanthropy, is intended to provide important information about nursing in the UAE.

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