Managing health worker migration: a qualitative study of the Philippine response to nurse brain drain

Human Resources for Health 2012, 10:47 (19 December 2012)

Roland M Dimaya, Mary K McEwen, Leslie A Curry and Elizabeth H Bradley

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Publication date: 19 December 2012


The emigration of skilled nurses from the Philippines is an ongoing phenomenon that has impacted the quality and quantity of the nursing workforce, while strengthening the domestic economy through remittances. This study examines how the development of brain drain-responsive policies is driven by the effects of nurse migration and how such efforts aim to achieve mind-shifts among nurses, governing and regulatory bodies, and public and private institutions in the Philippines and worldwide.