The NHS and independent healthcare sectors increasingly depend on the contributions of the migrant workforce to make up for serious shortfalls in staff numbers. This book analyses the motivation required for nurses to migrate, their experience of integration and the important contribution they can make in the healthcare environment. Based on quantitative and qualitative research conducted among migrant and refugee nurses, this book includes many first-hand accounts from individuals adapting to working life in the United Kingdom. It covers areas such as diversity, relationships, problems, cultural understanding and exclusion, as well as taking an overall look at migration, ethnicity and employment. "Migrant Nurses" is a practical handbook that provides vital information for human resources managers in the NHS and private healthcare sectors, diversity managers and mentors. It provides great insight for researchers interested in organisational behaviour, healthcare and development studies. Policy makers and shapers will find it helpful and community groups working with migrants and refugees will also find it valuable.
Table of Contents
Migration into Britain in context. The world's refugees. Equality and integration. Migration, ethnicity and gender related to employment. Labour deficits in health care capacity. The British health care system. The process of nurses' registration. An empirical study. Semi-structured in-depth interviews. Self-administered survey. Key informants. Migrant nurses in London. Motivation in context. Motivation to migrate. Historic links. Family-related and demographic reasons. Economic reasons. Work experience and adventure. Threats and persecution. Motivations to work. Relationships with 'others' at work. Relationships with colleagues. Relationships with mentors. Relationships with other supervisors and managers. Meeting others - language. Meeting others - faces of racist attitudes. Meeting others - gender norms. Entering and progressing in the organisation. The organisation and non-work-related responsibilities. Positive expressions of migrant nurses contributing. Cultural understanding. Organisational citizenship behaviour. Professional experience. Adding diversity. Problems associated with migrant nurses contributing. Problems related to cultural differences and diversity. Problems related to professional nursing. Problems with the retention of migrant nurses. Positive expressions of diversity management. Problems associated with diversity management. Motivation. Integration. Contribution and diversity management. Exclusion or inclusion in employment. Concluding remarks.