How is nurse migration affecting nurses and the nursing shortage?
We have placed some of our analyses on the topic below. Nurses on the Move: Migration and the Global Health Care Economy 2006 — Mireille Kingma’s important book, which earned her one of our Golden Lamp Awards, analyzes the causes and effects of the explosion in international nurse migration. It includes the personal stories of nurses who migrate from the developing to the developed world, and discusses the ethics of recruiting nurses from poor nations. Our full analysis is pending, but you can buy the book here. Exodus June 29, 2006 — Many recent articles have addressed the flow of nurses from developing nations to the United States, in the context of the proposed easing of entry restrictions in the immigration bill that passed the Senate in May. On May 24, The New York Times ran Celia Dugger’s “U.S. Plan to Lure Nurses May Hurt Poor Nations.” This piece is a very strong, front-page examination of the state of nurse immigration to the United States, and the likely effects of eliminat