How do we understand health in relation to society? What role does culture play in shaping our experiences of, and orientation to, health and illness? How do we understand medicine and medical treatment within a sociological framework?
Chapter : Social Class
Health Professional Migration
The migration of health professions is not a new phenomenon, and the role that internationally educated health professionals (IEHPs) play in some Western health [Page 170]systems has always been important. The labour market in health care, however, is becoming increasingly global in scope, in part because labour mobility across national borders is facilitated by many international trade agreements and by neo-liberal globalization policies more generally. The recent shift in the volume and pace ...