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History, geography and ethics of health worker migration in Canada Boschma, Geertje; Hawkins, Margery


Presented by the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre and Woodward Library, the Health Information Series is an ongoing public lecture series that takes place in the Lower Mainland community. Hosted by the Burnaby Public Library’s Tommy Douglas Branch Library, Dr. Geertje Boschma will be giving a presentation that explores issues of health worker migration through examining the history, geography, and ethics of international recruitment and migration of health workers to Canada, and focusing on the experiences of registered nurses from the Philippines who have migrated to Canada. During the past few decades the migration of Filipino nurses to Canada has considerably expanded, with nurses from the Philippines making up the largest group of all immigrant nurses in the Canadian workforce. What are the implications of these trends for the healthcare community?

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