A critical review of the nursing shortage in Malaysia.

  title={A critical review of the nursing shortage in Malaysia.},
  author={Tony Barnett and Pathma Namasivayam and D A A Narudin},
  journal={International nursing review},
  volume={57 1},
OBJECTIVE This paper describes and critically reviews steps taken to address the nursing workforce shortage in Malaysia. BACKGROUND To address the shortage and to build health care capacity, Malaysia has more than doubled its nursing workforce over the past decade, primarily through an increase in the domestic supply of new graduates. METHODS Government reports, policy documents and ministerial statements were sourced from the Ministry of Health Malaysia website and reviewed and analysed in… CONTINUE READING

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