Document Type

Contribution to Book

Publication Date

2014

Keywords

health professional migration, human resources for health

Funder/Sponsor

Health Research Board

Abstract

Introduction (extract):

Although historically a source country for health workers, Ireland began actively recruiting health workers internationally in the early 2000s and is becoming the OECD country with the second highest dependency on foreign-trained doctors (OECD, 2010) and the highest dependency on foreign-trained nurses (OECD, 2010). Between 2000 and 2009, 40% of all newly registered nurses in Ireland were from outside the EU (Humphries, Brugha & McGee, 2009). The number of foreign-trained doctors registered on the Irish Medical Register1 increased by 259% between 2000 and 2010 (Bidwell et al., 2013).

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Disciplines

Medicine and Health Sciences

Citation

Humphries N, Bidwell P, Tyrrell E, Brugha R, Thomas S, Normand C. "I am kind of in stalemate". The experiences of non-EU migrant doctors in Ireland. In: Buchan J, Wismar M, Glinos IA, Bremner J. editors. Health professional mobility in a changing Europe. New dynamics, mobile individuals and diverse response. The European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies (World Health Organisation); 2014. p. 233-250.

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