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Standards crisis driving patient-care aides underground

Nov 10th, 2022 | Category: EDITORS' FORUM | 10:56
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#JamaicaGleaner #Nurse #Nursing #AlliedHealth #Healthcare #UnitedStates #Canada #UnitedKingdom NOVEMBER 10, 2022: The absence of a designated body to regulate the allied health worker sector has driven hundreds of Jamaican practical nurses and patient-care personnel underground in North America, an issue stakeholders have argued could have grave consequences for the island’s reputation. Additionally, the lack of regulation has limited the potential of the industry as a source for the exportation of health practitioners because training does not meet international standards.

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