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Caregiver, millionaire

By RAMONA ALVIR as told to CANDICE Y. CEREZO, OFW Journalism Consortium I will never forget Edward Fabish; he made me rich. I never thought things would turn out this way. Eight years ago, I was working as a stenographer at the Manila Prosecutors’ Office in City Hall. When I Read more »

Who Writes the NCLEX?

By Melissa Gaskill – www.nurse.com To enter the professional world, nursing graduates must meet the specific requirements of their state boards of nursing. These boards use the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX) for both RNs and practical nurses, developed by the National Council of State Boards of Nursing. The exams Read more »

Working conditions of foreign nurses in Japan ‘exploitative’: study

Foreign nurses and caregivers who want to work in Japan may find working conditions there exploitative or even discriminatory, according to a study.

Nursing a reputation

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By Rachel C. Barawid Three years ago, Ricarte A. Gapuz, Jr.’s world almost crumbled when allegations of a leakage in the 2006 Nursing Licensure Examination (NLEX) involved his review center in Baguio City. The controversy grew in magnitude, spawning a massive inquiry in the Senate, Lower House, and the Office Read more »

Values in the nursing profession

By Dr. Dante A. Ang, Chairman, Commission on Filipinos Overseas [Welcome message at the opening of the First Asia Pacific Conference on Nursing Research, held at the Manila Hotel, September 4, 2008, organized by the Commission on Filipinos Overseas (CFO), the UP College of Nursing and the University of Hawaii Read more »

Medical Apocalypse

theasianpacificpost.com As Canada ramps up its plans to hire Filipino medical professionals by the thousands, The Philippines’ health care system is on the brink of collapse, says Dr. Jaime Galvez-Tan, former executive director of the University of the Philippine’s National Institute of Health.


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By Joseph Pimentel/AsianJournalOnline After working as a traveling nurse for the past five years, Alino, a registered nurse at John Hopkins Hospital in Maryland, said there were Filipino nurses in every hospital she was assigned in. From the Houston medical center in Texas, the University of Arizona in Arizona, Yale-New Read more »

The Hard Truth Behind Asia’s Health Care Worker Exodus

By Imelda V. Abaño – thewip.net For decades, the Philippines, one of the poorest countries in Asia, has provided skilled medical professionals primarily to wealthy places such as the United States, Europe and the Middle East. But as more and more health workers leave the country for greener pastures abroad, Read more »

Handicapped Israeli hails Pinoy caregiver

ABS-CBN newsonline – There are countless stories of physical, emotional abuse and maltreatment overseas Filipino workers suffer at the very hands of their employers, and only a few stories about how they have become an inspiration to many, especially to their bosses. In this story, however, an Israeli employer sings Read more »

Nursing at the end of the earth

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By ERWIN CABUCOS Theresa’s hands were trembling when she hung up the phone at a small company clinic in Zamboanga City. It was the call she had been waiting for. A call from a 20-bed hospital in an outback town in Australia. In-need of a nurse. As soon as possible. Read more »