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1st Edition

The International Migration of Health Workers

Edited By

John Connell

ISBN 9780415542371
Published February 23, 2012 by Routledge
244 Pages 25 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

This volume provides the first detailed overview of the growing phenomenon of the international migration of skilled health workers. The contributors focus on who migrates, why they migrate, what the outcomes are for them and their extended families, what their experiences in the workforce are, and ultimately, the extent to which this expanding migration flow has a relationship to development issues. It therefore provides new, interdisciplinary reflections on such core issues as brain drain, gender roles, remittances and sustainable development at a time when there has never been greater interest in the migration of health workers.

Table of Contents

1. Towards a Global Health Care System John Connell  2. Globalised Labour Markets and the Trade of Filipino Nurses Rochelle Ball  3. New Opportunities: United Kingdom Recruitment of Filipino Nurses James Buchan  4. Here to Stay?: Migrant Health Workers in Ireland Nicola Yeates  5. 'Filipinos are Very Strongly into Medical Stuff': Labour Market Segmentation in Toronto, Canada Philip Kelly and Sylvia D'Addorio  6. Indian Nurses: Seeking New Shores Philomina Thomas  7. The Migration of Health Professionals from Zimbabwe Abel Chikanda  8. Migrant Nurses and the Experience of Skill: South African Nurses in the UK Health Sector Colleen McNeil-Walsh  9. Chinese Nurses in Australia: Migration, Work and Identity Christina Ho  10. The Impact of the Outmigration of Female Care Workers on Informal Family Care in Nigeria and Bulgaria Sarah Harper, Isabella Aboderin and Iva Ruchieva  11. Transient Greener Pastures in Managed Temporary Labour Migration in the Pacific: Fiji Nurses in the Marshall Islands Avelina Rokoduru  12. Reconceptualizing UK’s Transnational Medical Labour Market Parvati Raghuram  13. The Recruiting of South African Health Care Professionals Christian Rogerson and Jonathan Crush

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John Connell is Professor of Human Geography in the School of Geosciences at the University of Sydney. He is the author or co-author of many books, including Music and Tourism: On The Road Again; Sound Tracks: Popular Music, Identity and Place; Urbanisation in the Island Pacific: Towards Sustainable Development; The Last Colonies; & Papua New Guinea. The Struggle for Development