oa South African Medical Journal - The shortage of nurses

Volume 26, Issue 25
  • ISSN : 0256-9574
  • E-ISSN: 2078-5135



The seriousness of the nursing shortage is outlined. A scheme is outlined by which it is felt the nursing curriculum can be simplified and made more practical without in any way endangering lives. The Nursing Council is appealed to do its bit by giving such a scheme a chance. The Government is asked to do its share in popularizing the nursing profession and to provide salaries and other amenities which will in some way compensate the nurse for the noble and hard and trying work she is doing.

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