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Migration and Recruitment of Healthcare Professionals: Causes, Consequences and Policy Responses

Healthcare systems around the world are in crisis. This policy brief begins by describing the extent of world-wide labour shortages in the healthcare sector as well as some general trends in the migration of healthcare workers. It then continues with a brief discussion of the factors which cause and influence this movement. It then addresses the costs and benefits of the migration of healthcare workers, in both the sending and receiving countries. Finally, the brief presents some policy options which could be implemented by sending and receiving countries in order to mitigate the negative consequences of migration in this sector while balancing the rights and the needs of the main actors involved: healthcare professionals, developed countries and developing countries. (Published 8/2007)

   
Durch die Abwerbung von Fachkräften wird weniger wohlhabenden Staaten die Möglichkeit entzogen, eine angemessene medizinische Versorgung ihrer Bürgerinnen und Bürger zu gewährleisten.

James Stewart, Darlene Clark, Paul F. Clark

Introduction

Healthcare systems around the world are in crisis. In both developed and developing countries systems are struggling to meet the needs of citizens. One of the most critical challenges these systems face is a shortage of healthcare professionals. Weiter...

Pfleger und Patient vor einem Londoner Krankenhaus.

James Stewart, Darlene Clark, Paul F. Clark

The situation in the healthcare sector

Even if it is difficult to assess accurately the extent of present and future shortages, various sources indicate that they are present and growing in most regions of the world. Nearly every European country is experiencing a shortage. Weiter...

Angestellte eines Krankenhauses in Nairobi bei der Durchführung eines DNA-Tests.

James Stewart, Darlene Clark, Paul F. Clark

Causes of Health Worker Migration

Worker migration is a result of the interplay of economic, social, cultural, political and legal forces. Here we will briefly address the factors encouraging cross-border migration. These factors are often considered under two categories: supply-push factors and demand-pull factors. Weiter...

Geldscheine und Stethoskop

James Stewart, Darlene Clark, Paul F. Clark

Costs and Benefits of Healthcare Worker Mobility

The major costs of the migration of healthcare professionals are borne by the developing countries that lose significant numbers of nurses, physicians and other healthcare professionals. Healthcare systems in these countries range from barely adequate to completely dysfunctional. Weiter...

Recruitment of Healthcare Professionals

Policy Perspectives

The primary dilemma facing any proposal is how to balance the rights of the main actors involved – healthcare professionals, developed countries and developing countries. Observers of globalisation agree that freedom of movement is a basic human right. Weiter...

Recruitment of Healthcare Professionals

References and Further Reading

Here you can find a list of references as well as further reading for the Policy Brief "Migration and Recruitment of Healthcare Professionals: Causes, Consequences and Policy Responses" by James Stewart, Darlene Clark and Paul F. Clark. Weiter...

 

Kurzdossiers

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Kurzdossiers und Länderprofile focus migration abonnieren

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Zahlen zu Asyl in Deutschland

Wie viele Anträge auf Asyl werden in Deutschland gestellt? Wer sind die Antragsteller und woher stammen sie? Und wie viele Anträge sind erfolgreich? Wir stellen die wichtigsten Zahlen zum Thema Asyl und Flüchtlinge monatlich aktualisiert in einfachen Infografiken dar. Weiter...