Migration of Physicians and Nurses: Global Health (Non) Governance?

Tuesday, 12 July 2016: 10:45-12:15
Location: Hörsaal 32 (Main Building)
RC15 Sociology of Health (host committee)

Language: English

Labour migration of physicians and nurses is a challenge to the regulation of health in its national scope. The expansion of professional jurisdiction not only reconfigures trust, autonomy and occupational competence, but also expands the role of institutional actors (among others, professional associations, government agencies and training institutions). 
We welcome presentations based on the analysis of the recruitment and professional reskilling process of internationally educated physicians and nurses, notably involving Asian countries. 
International recruitment, bilateral agreements, supranational regulations, governmental and non-governmental programs of professional skilling are explored in view of the globalization of the labor market in health, the transnational dimension of qualifications and the international process of health inequalities (re)production. 
Given the current economic and financial European crisis, it is of particular relevance the study of the mechanisms of “care” and its intersection with employment, education and migration regimes.
Session Organizers:
Joana SOUSA RIBEIRO, Center for Social Studies, University of Coimbra, Portugal and Yuko HIRANO, Nagasaki University, Japan
The Extent of Competency in Socio Cultural Adaptation in Maintaining Psychological Well-Being of Indonesian Migrant Nurses in Japan
Susiana NUGRAHA, Jenderal A. Yani School of Health Science, Indonesia; Yuko HIRANO, Nagasaki University, Japan
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