Vol. 1 No. 1 (2022): Human Resource Management & Nursing

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A classic surplus-shortage of nurses in Indonesia

Joko Gunawan
Belitung Raya Foundation, Indonesia
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Yupin Aungsuroch
Faculty of Nursing, Chulalongkorn University, Thailand
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nurses, shortage, surplus, Indonesia

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Abstract

This article aims to describe the current context of the surplus-shortage of nurses in Indonesia. Some concerns are raised, and recommendations are provided. The data provided in this paper may be helpful to policymakers, human resource managers, hospital managers, and nurse managers in solving the problems.


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All authors contributed equally in developing this article.

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