[Cite as http://purl.org/au-research/grants/arc/LP130100694]
Researchers Prof Lin Perry; Prof Christine Duffield; A/Prof Robyn Gallagher; Prof David Sibbritt; Dr Thomas Harding;
Brief description Globally nurses comprise 40-55% of the health workforce and are crucial for individual and community health outcomes. Global nursing shortages and their rapidly ageing profile threaten the productivity of health services. Ageing is associated with increasing chronic health complaints but little is known about health profiles and needs of the Australian nursing workforce. Other workforces have health maintenance interventions but essential information is lacking to target policy and practice development for nursing. This project will provide new information on the neglected health of the nursing workforce, factors driving health choices and methods to safeguard their future capacity to deliver healthcare to the Australian community.
Funding Amount $139,438
Funding Scheme Linkage Projects