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Director of CUHK’s Nethersole School of Nursing shares her take on manpower and maximising the role of nurses in Hong Kong
 

Director of CUHK’s Nethersole School of Nursing shares her take on manpower and maximising the role of nurses in Hong Kong

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In June 2017, the government released its long-awaited Strategic Review on Healthcare Manpower Planning & Professional Development report. According to the report’s best guestimate, there will be a shortage of 1,669 general nurses by year 2030. In this exclusive interview, Professor Sek-Ying Chair, Director of the Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK)’s Nethersole School of Nursing (No. 1 School of Nursing in Hong Kong), sits down with MIMS for an in-depth discussion on the manpower issue—and her insights into alternatives to maximise the role of nurses in the city.
 
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7 Aug 2017 - General
 
In Hong Kong, pharmacists are well equipped with comprehensive drug knowledge and providing clinical review and drug treatments to the public and patients with minor ailments. The issues of unplanned admission and Emergency Room visits are due to drug related to some extent. For instance, polypharmacy and medication non-adherence are main contributing factors. It is not simple as that nurses can manage and give advice to doctors. More importantly, most of the patients have comorbidity. How can a...
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