Encyclopedia of Global Bioethics

Living Edition
| Editors: Henk ten Have

Migration

  • G. K. D. Crozier
Living reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-05544-2_293-1

Abstract

The literature on migration bioethics is not uniform; rather, it consists of a collection of overlapping but distinct debates. This entry contextualizes and describes a set of these debates, including those focused on the ethics of access to health-care by migrants, the ethics of providing health-care in a multi-cultural setting, and the ethics of public policies surrounding the “brain drain” of highly skilled workers from countries wherein they received their training – and in particular the migration of health-care workers.

Keywords

Migration Ethics Health-care workers Policy Stigmatization Brain drain Infectious disease 
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Further Readings

  1. Daniels, N., & Ladin, K. (2014). Immigration and access to health care. In Routledge companion to bioethics (pp. 56–68). London: Routledge.Google Scholar
  2. Kaelin, L. (2010). A question of justice: Assessing nurse migration from a philosophical perspective. Developing World Bioethics, 11(1), 30–39.CrossRefGoogle Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of PhilosophyLaurentian UniversitySudburyCanada