CORPORATE POSITION STATEMENT ON ETHICAL RECRUITMENT AND SUSTAINABILITY OF GLOBAL NURSES

Nurses comprise half the global health workforce and a current and growing shortage is of great concern. While statistics on the size of the shortage vary, there is consensus among stakeholders that the global shortfall of nurses numbers in the millions with some world regions and nations being disproportionately impacted. It is with this in mind that Health Carousel puts forth the following principled approach to the ethical recruitment and sustainability of global nurses.

In summary, Health Carousel supports the following principles:

1) RIGHTS OF THE INDIVIDUAL:

Individual healthcare workers have a basic human right to migrate globally to improve their well-being regardless of their world locale.

2) RESPONSIBILITIES OF HEALTHCARE WORKERS:

Healthcare workers have a responsibility to act professionally and ethically and should honor commitments and obligations to employers, agencies, and governments to the extent that such obligations are entered into at will and do not violate applicable laws, including global standards on human trafficking or bondage.

3) RECRUITMENT RESTRAINT:

Health Carousel will limit agreements, partnerships, and promotions aimed at the recruitment of healthcare workers in countries commonly cited as having crisis-level nursing shortages.

4) REVIEW:

Health Carousel annually reviews its pipeline of nurses receiving assistance in migrating to the USA against common data sources on the global nursing shortage.

5) REINVESTMENT:

We use findings from our annual reviews to plan investments in nursing development in those countries most impacted by our organization.

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