The Global Health Care Chain: From the Pacific to the World

The Global Health Care Chain: From the Pacific to the World

by John Connell
     
 

ISBN-10: 0415956226

ISBN-13: 9780415956222

Pub. Date: 12/17/2008

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

For more than a quarter of a century there has been significant international migration of skilled health workers, but in the last decades, with critical changes in both sending and receiving countries, few parts of the world are now unaffected by the consequences of the migration of health workers, either as sources, destinations or sometimes both. The book takes

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For more than a quarter of a century there has been significant international migration of skilled health workers, but in the last decades, with critical changes in both sending and receiving countries, few parts of the world are now unaffected by the consequences of the migration of health workers, either as sources, destinations or sometimes both. The book takes the understanding of health worker migration substantially beyond the more scattered and fragmented papers and anecdotes that largely existed before, into the first consolidated analysis. In doing so it reveals its exceptional significance for both sending and receiving countries (in economic, social and political terms), provides the only analysis of remittances of health workers, casts new light on gender, globalisation, transnational linkages, the trade in services (linked to GATS) and the overall relationship between migration and development, and reviews practical responses and solutions.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415956222
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
12/17/2008
Series:
Routledge Research in Population and Migration Series, #12
Pages:
214
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

1. The Globalisation of Skilled Migration: A Pacific Perspective 2. The Pacific Islands and Health Care 3. The Rise of Pacific Migration 4. Becoming a Health Worker 5. Leaving Home? Movers and Stayers 6. The Impact of Health Worker Migration 7. A Policy Perspective 8. At the End of the Chain

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