Nursing is the protection, promotion, and optimization of health and abilities, prevention of illness and injury, alleviation of suffering through the diagnosis and treatment of human response, and advocacy in the care of individuals, families, communities, and populations.

Nursing shortage to end in 2012 in Trinidad and Tobago

Narace explained that because of the shortage to fulfill the needs of the health sector, Government has been actively recruiting foreign nurses to fill the gap. In 2007, 138 nurses were recruited from Cuba, and 200 were recruited from the Philippines.
Government, he said was currently recruiting on contract 450 nurses from Cuba, the Philippines, Panama, Costa Rica and St Vincent and the Grenadines. Narace was hopeful that some of the Cuban nurses would arrive in the country within the next 30 days. In addition, he said the Regional Health Authorities were taking steps to attract and retain trained nurses.
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