Why Sub-Saharan African Health Workers Migrate to European Countries that do not Actively Recruit: a Qualitative Study Post-Migration

This paper aims to explore the reasons for migration of health workers from sub-Saharan Africa to Belgium and Austria; European countries without a history of active recruitment in sub-Saharan Africa. [from abstract]

Feasibility and Acceptability of HIV Screening through the Use of Rapid Tests by General Practitioners in a Brussels Area with a Substantial African Community

The aim of the study was to assess whether HIV screening with rapid testing in Belgium neighborhoods with a significant African community was feasible and acceptable to both general practitioners and patients, and to determine the number of new HIV infections diagnosed among tested patients. [from introduction]

Effective Strategies for Nurse Retention in Acute Hospitals: A Mixed Method Study

This article aimed to examine the impact of nursing practice environments, nurse staffing and nurse education on nurse reported intention to leave the hospital; and to provide understanding of which best practices in the organization of nursing care are being implemented to provide sound practice environments and to retain nurses. [from abstract]

Challenges in Physician Supply Planning: The Case of Belgium

This paper has two objectives: to identify the key challenges in HRH planning in Belgium and to formulate recommendations for an effective HRH planning, on the basis of the Belgian case study and lessons drawn from an international benchmarking. [from abstract]

Identifying Nurses' Rewards: a Qualitative Categorization Study in Belgium

Rewards are important in attracting, motivating and retaining the most qualified employees, and nurses are no exception to this rule. This makes the establishment of an efficient reward system for nurses a true challenge for every hospital manager. A reward does not necessarily have a financial connotation: non-financial rewards may matter too, or may even be more important. Therefore, the present study examines nurses’ reward perceptions, in order to identify potential reward options. [abstract]