Title

Case study methodology in nurse migration research: An integrative review

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2012

Publication Title

Applied Nursing Research

Volume

25

Issue

3

First Page

222

Last Page

228

DOI

10.1016/j.apnr.2012.02.001

Keywords

article, Case study methodology, Emigration and Immigration, health, human, Humans, Integrative review, methodology, migration, Nurse migration, nursing administration research, nursing staff, statistics, World Health

Abstract

The migration of nurses combined with a global nursing shortage affects the supply of nurses and access to health services in many countries. The purpose of this article was to conduct an integrative review of case study methodology (CSM) in nurse migration research. Findings identify where studies using CSM have been conducted, by whom, and the themes explored. More studies using CSM are required to answer the important "how" and "why" questions related to nurse migration. Nurses should take a leadership role in this research. © 2012 Elsevier Inc.