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The global health care chain : from the Pacific to the world /
John Connell.
imprint
New York : Routledge, 2009.
description
xvi, 197 p.
ISBN
0415956226 (hbk : alk. paper), 9780415956222 (hbk : alk. paper)
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imprint
New York : Routledge, 2009.
isbn
0415956226 (hbk : alk. paper)
9780415956222 (hbk : alk. paper)
contents note
The globalisation of skilled migration : a Pacific perspective -- The Pacific Islands and health care -- The rise of Pacific migration -- Becoming a health worker -- Leaving home? Movers and stayers -- The impact of health worker migration -- A policy perspective -- At the end of the chain.
catalogue key
6721621
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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This book provides the first detailed analysis of the growing phenomenon of the international migration of skilled health workers. For more than a quarter of a century there has been significant international migration of skilled health workers, particularly from countries like the Philippines, but in the last decade 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.
Main Description
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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John Connell provides a detailed analysis of the growing phenomenon of the international migration of skilled health workers.
Table of Contents
Abbreviationsp. xiii
Prefacep. xv
The Globalization of Skilled Migration: A Pacific Perspectivep. 1
The Pacific Islands and Health Carep. 13
The Rise of Pacific Migrationp. 52
Becoming a Health Workerp. 69
Leaving Home?: Movers and Stayersp. 85
The Impact of Health Worker Migrationp. 118
A Policy Perspective?p. 151
At the End of the Chain?p. 165
Bibliographyp. 179
Indexp. 193
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