A Humanist Approach to Understanding the Migration of Filipino Nurses to the United States

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Title: A Humanist Approach to Understanding the Migration of Filipino Nurses to the United States
Author: Yumol, Benjamin B.
Abstract: The global nursing shortage created opportunities for registered nurses from less developed countries to improve their working and living conditions through migration to more progressive and affluent nations . In the Philippines , this phenomenon left the country devoid of the much needed health care professionals . In this research study , I described the lived experiences of eleven indigenous Filipino nurses who migrated to the United States . Through the phenomenology approach , I was able to probe into the meaning of the migration as the participants lived through it , approaching it from a humanist perspective and using Abraham Maslow's theory on the hierarchy of needs as the framework . The study was intended to illustrate how the economic , social , and political characteristics of both countries impacted the Filipino nurses' behavior and thought processes while in pursuit of personal goals . Ultimately , this study could be used as a guide in the development of employment and health care policies that are more responsive to the current state of the nursing profession .
URI: http : / /hdl .handle .net /1969 .1 /ETD -TAMU -2009 -05 -700
Date: 2010-01-16

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A Humanist Approach to Understanding the Migration of Filipino Nurses to the United States. Available electronically from http : / /hdl .handle .net /1969 .1 /ETD -TAMU -2009 -05 -700 .

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