Canadian Sociological Association: Health Worker Mobility Session Print E-mail

Call for Abstracts: November 19, 2014 @ 8:00 am - February 2, 2015 @ 11:55 pm

Session Description: The health workforce is increasingly mobile both within and between provinces and internationally. Another notable trend is that this mobility may not necessarily as permanent as it was in the past. There may also be periods of time in a health worker's career where mobility is particularly notable. Some health workers are also mobile within a work day, travelling from one work site to another, in some cases the home of their patients/clients. The mobility of health workers touches upon a number of overlapping policy contexts – health workforce/health human resources, migration, regulation, and labour to name a few. These have largely not kept pace with the increasing mobility of health workers. The implications are a number of gaps in coverage of health workers and workplaces by respective policies and programs. This session invites papers that cover this broad range of topics on the mobility of health workers.

Session Organizer: Ivy Bourgeault, University of Ottawa

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