News briefs (July 17, 2000)

|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 06/17/2002

Canada among those pilfering developing world of nurses

Vancouver — Poorer nations are paying a heavy health-care price for the developed world’s bad management of its nursing supply, the president of the International Council of Nurses says. Kirsten Stallnecht, in Vancouver attending the Canadian Nurses Association Convention, said Canada and other rich nations have created their own nursing shortages by driving people out of the profession because of poor working conditions, and are now recruiting nurses from developing countries that have severe shortages of health professionals

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