TRAINING FACTORS INFLUENCING SHORTAGE OF HUMAN RESOURCES FOR HEALTH IN SAMBURU COUNTY REFERRAL HOSPITAL, KENYA
Objective: The project aimed to identify the training factors contributing to the shortage of human resources for health in Samburu County Referral Hospital, Kenya. Design Setting: The investigation deployed a cross-sectional study. Subjects or Participants: A sample population of 145 participants was calculated using the Fishers et al method of 1998. Data collection was done using a survey with closed-ended queries. A strict inclusion criterion was followed to select the respondents from all trained health personnel in Samburu County Referral Hospital in Kenya. Data were analyzed using SPSS, presented in figures with various diagrams like charts and tables, and interpreted using descriptive statistics. Results: The study observed that nurses held monetary compensations as a key booster to working especially in out-of-town health institutions. According to the study results, the majority of the healthcare workers at Samburu county referral hospital (73.1%, p-value 0.002 OR 2.6) highlighting that there was a close association, were not satisfied with the training and support offered by the hospital to build an up-to-date workforce. The study results indicated that there was a need for continuous training and development taking into deliberation the political factors, economic, social-economic, technological, legal, environmental and international factors among others. Conclusion: There was a strong impact of training and development on employee performance. The healthcare staff in the institution find their training and development beneficial to their performance.
Keywords: Training, Performance, Motivation, Migration, Development, Expertise, Improvement.
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