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The challenges of being a migrant nurse
 

The challenges of being a migrant nurse

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Nursing is a universal career, which means that once you have acquired your nursing qualification, you can work internationally. However, there are challenges that you would have to confront when you decide to be a migrant nurse.
 
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8 Oct 2016 - General
 
Working overseas is not so difficult to me. I have tried working in multiple countries and it has been a nice experience meeting new people and knowing how things work in many other countries. To me adapting is one natural trade every human being has in them and it is not so difficult. All we need to do in absorb the situation slowly and analyze and reason out to yourself. Make a difference in the situation by looking at the positive side and not let the negative eat you up. Always be friendly a...
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Working in foreign country, with new working environment, new working culture will always be challenging for healthcare professionals. The lucrative tax free salary package in some of the middle east countries like United Arab Emirates, Kuwait, Bahrain, and Saudi Arab is always seems to be very attractive to the nurses and other healthcare professionals. I know there were a number my colleagues had taken up different level of healthcare positions in those of the middle east countries. Adapting t...
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I'm sure that travelling to another country for professional growth is difficult not only for nurses, but for all kinds of professionals. However, I think this is more challenging for those in the service-oriented industry for the reasons that Mahmoud AbdelAziz and Mark Edmon Tan pointed out. It may even be more challenging ...
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Thank you for sharing a great topic, Mahmoud AbdelAziz. What caught my eye is the assignment of one nurse for the entire ward in Saudi Arabia. This is sometimes a problem in government hospitals here too and is referred to jokingly as one-is-to-ward ratio. Seeking for greener pastures abroad is a difficult task. You have to adapt to culture not only in the hospital but to the preferred country as well. Language b...
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First of all, I highly doubt that Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates are developed countries despite the fact that I wish this was true. I agree that being a healthcare worker in a foreign country generally and in an arab community in particular can be very challenging. Respecting people’s culture and traditions is a key for survival indeed. In one hospital, there might be several languages and ethnicities that need a common ground of acceptance and understanding. The work load is undenia...
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