COVID, Working Conditions Likely Cause Worldwide Nursing Shortage
The International Council of Nurses, or ICN, warned Thursday that the world is facing a nursing crisis. In the next few years, the organization said the worldwide workforce of 27 million nurses could be reduced by up to 50 percent.
The organization said that nursing groups in 64 nations reported unhappiness over pay and working conditions. The groups said violence and threats also caused nurses to leave their profession.
There is also the COVID-19 effect. The organization said these difficult conditions were having a great effect on the mental health of nurses around the world.