Should Restrictions on Foreign-Trained Healthcare Professionals Be Loosened?
Although the United States has experienced a shortage of healthcare workers during the COVID-19 pandemic, many qualified foreign-trained clinicians have been barred from practicing due to licensing and credentialing barriers. Five states have adapted licensing guidelines to allow foreign-trained clinicians to practice, and some believe this could be a model to address workforce shortages in underserved areas beyond the pandemic. However, some are concerned about the quality of care these individuals will be able to provide.
A healthcare worker shortage during the COVID-19 pandemic has led 5 states to adapt guidelines for foreign-trained clinicians to practice, but some are worried about their abilities. Are you for or against allowing foreign-trained clinicians to practice?
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