Webinar: Nursing workforce and the health care system in South Korea


12:00 - 1:00 p.m. PST (UTC-8)

Register at https://bit.ly/3Xa6OMl

Join Elizabeth Mertz, PhD, MA, associate director for research at Healthforce Center at UCSF, for a presentation by Hyang Yuol Lee, PhD, on health policy issues related to the nursing workforce in the unique Korean healthcare system. 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 received her PhD from the UCSF School of Nursing in 2008. She is an assistant professor at Catholic University of Korea in Seoul, South Korea. She teaches global health and leadership at the graduate level, and community and public health nursing at the undergraduate level. Her research focuses on improving healthcare systems and strengthening 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.