Care Worker Migration and Global Health Equity: Thinking Ecologically

  • Lisa A. Eckenwiler


We read throughout the literature on health worker migration of ‘channels’, ‘flows’, a ‘cascade’. We hear calls for ‘sustainability’. These concepts, drawn from the discourse of ecology, entice with their imagery and vision of a better future. Yet the resources of ecological thinking call for closer attention. I intend to show that ecological epistemology provides rich conceptual resources for analysing and understanding this transnational flow of people and its implications, and in turn, generating more potent and ethically sound policy remedies.


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