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Title: Challenges facing overseas nurses practicing in Saudi Arabia
Contributor(s): Al Rashoud, Obeid (author); Stuhlmiller, Cynthia  (supervisor); Briggs, David  (supervisor)
Conferred Date: 2014
Copyright Date: 2014
Open Access: Yes
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Abstract: Saudi Arabia has prioritised health care, resulting in an excellent health care system for the country. Improvements, however, have been hindered by a serious shortage of qualified nurses. This can be attributed to the poor image of nursing held in Saudi Arabia and across the Middle East because of cultural and religious believes. In this context Saudi Arabia has looked overseas for qualified nurses. However the employment of overseas qualified nurses in Saudi Arabia has given rise to challenges for both to the health care system and the nurses themselves. This study aimed to explore the problems and challenges experienced by a group of Overseas Qualified Nurses (OQNs) who had worked in the King Fahad Medical City for a period of more than two years. The study employed a qualitative, phenomenological design to assist in understanding the experiences of twenty-three (23) OQNs nurses who provide nursing care to Saudi patients. Thematic analyses were used as the data analysis technique.
Publication Type: Thesis Doctoral
Field of Research Codes: 111099 Nursing not elsewhere classified
Socio-Economic Outcome Codes: 920210 Nursing
Rights Statement: Copyright 2014 - Obeid Al Rashoud
HERDC Category Description: T2 Thesis - Doctorate by Research
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