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Webinar: Nursing Workforce and the Health Care System in South Korea

Date: 
February 2, 2023
Location: 
Online only

Thursday, Feb. 2, 12:00 – 1:00 PM Pacific

Join Dr. Elizabeth Mertz, associate director for research at Healthforce Center at UCSF, for a presentation by Dr. Hyang Yuol Lee on health policy issues related to the nursing workforce in the unique Korean health care system. Dr. Lee will describe ongoing nurse-retainment strategies to address nurse understaffing and poor welfare issues along with the differentiating fee system that is based on nurse staffing level and institutional type. South Korea has a unique universal health insurance financing system and recently launched a long-term care insurance program for elder care. She will explain how nurses can ensure the quality of acute and long-term care under the Korean system.

Hyang Yuol Lee is PhD alumni of the UCSF School of Nursing class of 2008. She is an assistant professor at Catholic University of Korea, Seoul, South Korea. She is teaching global health and leadership at the graduate level, and community and public health nursing at the undergraduate level. Her research interest is how to improve health care systems and strengthen the nursing workforce to improve care. She is conducting a national research project to develop and evaluate an artificial intelligence-based mobile health intervention program for coronary heart disease patients.

Sponsored by Healthforce Center at UCSF, the Center for Global Nursing at UCSF Institute for Global Health Sciences, the Institute for Health and Aging, and the Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences at the UCSF School of Nursing.

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