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Just By Being There: Nursing Beyond Limits’ In A Time Of Crisis

Written by Rep. Teodoro L. Locsin Jr. (Keynote speech at the Midyear Convention of the Association of Nursing Service Administrators of the Phils., Inc., August 20, 2009, Fiesta Pavilion, Manila Hotel, with the theme “Nursing Administrators: Leading Beyond Limits”) STANDING here—rather, trying to stand here because I just checked Read more »

Fil-Am owned nursing home gets highest US Medicare rating

By Marconi Calindas A Filipino-American owned and operated skilled nursing facility in the US bagged a major feat this year, gaining a five-star rating from the US Department of Health and Human Services and the US Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.

‘Transnational families’

The story is lifted from the book “Migrants’ Stories, Migrants’ Voices 2 published by the Philippine Migrants Rights Watch (PMRW) with the support from Cordaid, an international development organization based in the Netherlands. The book contains a collection of 13 stories about the many faces of migration and details how Read more »

Home is where the heart is

And the hurt for Filipino nurses is being so far from their kin at Christmas time. By Sheila Wayman FILIPINO NURSE Nora Robles will be sharing in her family’s traditional celebrations at midnight on Christmas Eve in the southern Philippines. She will watch her son, her parents, four sisters and Read more »

DOLE sees an oversupply of nurses, some work in call centers

By Bernice Camille Bauzon – manilatimes.net Be a nurse and see the world—as a flight stewardess. The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) is serious: to ease the oversupply of nurses, it is suggesting to airlines that they hire nurses as in-flight staff.

Nursing shortage is global, local impact frightful

While the Labor department says there is a glut of nurses in the Philippines, experts also say that in fact there is a shortage By Fely Marilyn E. Lorenzo – The Manila Times On account of global shortages, Filipino nurses are on the mainstream of Philippine migration. Almost every First-World Read more »

Some Pinoy nurses in Austria willing to retire in RP

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In the early 1970s, the regular influx of Pinoy nurses to Austria was a normal phenomenon since Austria asked the Philippine government to send professional healthcare workers to the country.

Japan’s Burdened Care Sector Looks Outwards for Help

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By Yuki Oda – www.time.com Tsuneto Nakamura is an ambitious young man who jumped into Japan’s booming care-service industry at 24. Given the nation’s aging population, Nakamura thought caring for the elderly had a lot of room for growth, and much to teach him. “There’s so much we Read more »

Belen Gabato, A nurse’s moment in the spotlight

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www.asianjournal.com One of the founders of the Philippine Nurses Association of Las Vegas, nurse Belen Gabato was appointed December 14 last year as one the seven members of the Nevada State Board of Nursing. Gabato is now not only nurturing the public health, safety, and welfare of Nevada through Read more »

Couple worries five jobs won’t cover rising costs

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Tax hike would add to burden of getting ahead By Eva Ferguson – Calgary Herald Since arriving in Canada from the Philippines almost four years ago, Lori-Ann Flores and her husband have spent every day saving for the Coventry Hills home they’ll move into next month. Lori-Ann works Read more »