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  • Date
    2008-08-04
  • Title
    Addressing the Human Resource Crisis in Malawi's Health Sector: Employment Preferences of Public Sector Registered Nurses
  • Journal

  • Publisher
    Overseas Development Institute
  • Year
    2007
  • Author
    Mangham L
  • Description
    [Excerpt from author]This paper examines the employment preferences of public sector registered nurses working in Malawi and identifies the range and relative importance of the factors that affect their motivation. The research was designed in the light of the Malawi government's programme to address the shortage of health workers, which is based on salary top-ups as a means of increasing employee motivation and reducing high rates of attrition. This policy has been adopted despite relatively little quantitative exploration into the employment preferences of health workers in developing countries. This study aims to provide a clearer picture of the preferences of registered nurses about different aspects of their employment, and the factors that might persuade them to continue in the profession within their home country.
  • Categories
    Nursing Human Resources Management
  • Keywords
    motivation; nursing shortage; attrition
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