The need for ethnic diversity in the health workforce is wider than just the medical and clinical setting. Patient and client satisfaction and choice in accessing quality healthcare are indeed important issues. As previously stated, Pacific representation is important in all sectors of the health workforce. Pacific health leaders, researchers and policymakers are just as important as Pacific clinicians and medical personnel in New Zealand. Developing a capable and robust Pacific health workforce requires a commitment from the government, Pacific communities, and educational institutions in order to ensure that young Pacific school leavers choose health as a career pathway, are able to meet the requirements necessary to enter tertiary institutions, and are supported and encouraged to complete their studies and enter the health workforce.
|Place of Publication
|Published - 2013