Monday, September 21, 2015
Geo Washington Univ starts health workforce policy institute
Given last week's ignorant-sounding slams at nurses on ABC-TV's "The View," maybe some such efforts are in order.
The GWU effort is being billed as one of a kind.
Of course, the mission contains all the right themes--dialog, consensus, analysis, local and worldwide, etc.
Specifically, it will be trying to find solutions for gaps and shortages in specialties and certain geographical areas, migration and equity between have and have-not nations, worker abuse when personnel are recruited from other nations, the need for teamwork, impact of new technologies, and other issues.
A lot of people will be writing a lot of papers, I expect.
This is not to disparage this--I am a GWU alum (The Elliott School)--but I wonder what the impact will be beyond Congressional testimony and conferences.
We will find out.