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Modelling Connections In Aged Care Report on Stages 1 - 3

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Robinson, AL and Abbey, J and Toye, C and Barnes, L and Abbey, B and Saunders, R and Lea, EJ and Hill, O and Parker, D and Roff, A and Andrews, S and Marlow, A and Venter, L and Andre, K (2008) Modelling Connections In Aged Care Report on Stages 1 - 3. Project Report. School of Nursing & Midwifery, Hobart Tas.

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Abstract

That the issue of ageing is going to be high on the agenda of Australian governments and community interests for at least the next four decades is clear and well understood. Despite successive waves of government-driven reforms in financing, planning, provision and standards, extending now over two decades, we still have serious problems of staff recruitment and retention in this area, problems which, on present indications, are likely to peak at about the same time in the not-too-distant future as the demand pressures reach a new level of intensity. There is still a measure of uncertainty about some dimensions of the aged care workforce despite recent scholarly attempts to clarify the situation (Richardson & Martin, 2004). However it can be agreed that rates of RN retirement and withdrawal for other reasons will exceed RN recruitment rates and thereby maintain pressure on the labour force supply side. That there are several causes of this declining trajectory is clear; that a widespread rejection of the actual or anticipated aged care clinical experience by student nurses is one of those several causes is equally certain.

Item Type: Report (Project Report)
Publisher: School of Nursing & Midwifery
Additional Information: © School of Nursing & Midwifery, University of Tasmania, 2008
Date Deposited: 29 May 2008 01:47
Last Modified: 18 Nov 2014 03:42
URI: http://eprints.utas.edu.au/id/eprint/6633
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