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The library is a searchable online bilingual database of peer-reviewed literature, grey literature, as well as data resources on all matters related to health human resources within and concerning Canada.

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"Brain drain" and "brain waste": Experiences of international medical graduates in Ontario

BACKGROUND: "Brain drain" is a colloquial term used to describe the migration of health care workers from low-income and middle-income countries to higher-income countries. The consequences of this migration can be significant for donor countries where p ...

Language:English
AuthorLofters A, Slater M, Fumakia N, Thulien N
Type of Data Source

A position statement on internationally educated nurses | Énoncé de position sur le personnel infirmier formé à l’étranger

In an attempt to address the chronic shortage of registered nurses in Canada, provincial governments and regional health authorities have embarked on aggressive international recruitment campaigns. | Dans le but de résoudre la pénurie chronique de perso ...

Language:English/French
AuthorCanadian Federation of Nurses Unions (CFNU)
Year2009

A possible solution of brain drain

Correspondence: Article suggests mandatory service terms for new graduates of Indian medical schools.

Language:English
AuthorLahariya C
Year2007

A qualitative study of the international medical graduate and the orientation process

INTRODUCTION: International medical graduates (IMGs) play an important role in physician resource planning in many countries and are heavily relied on to fill vacancies in underserved communities. New IMGs may experience difficulty with understanding how ...

Language:English
AuthorCurran V, Hollett A, Hann S, Bradbury C
Year2008

A synthesis of recent analyses of human resources for health requirements and labour market dynamics in high-income OECD countries

Abstract Background Recognition of the importance of effective human resources for health (HRH) planning is evident in efforts by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Global Health Workforce Alliance (GHWA) to facilitate, with partner organizat ...

Language:English
AuthorMurphy G T, Birch Stephen, MacKenzie A, Bradish S, Rose A E
Type of Data Source

Access to licensure for foreign qualified nurses

Although, Canadians value the contributions immigrants make to this country, challenges to licensure or accreditation can make it difficult for foreign qualified professionals to contribute on a professional level. Foreign qualified nurses enter Canada w ...

Language:English
AuthorOsborn M
Year2002

Access to licensure for internationally educated nurses: Follow-up study

In 2002, the Alberta Network of Immigrant Women completed a research project that identified issues surrounding “Access to Licensure for Foreign Qualified Nurses” and made recommendations to address potential barriers. In May 2005 a follow-up study has b ...

Language:English
AuthorSimpson B J, Associates
Year2005

Acculturation and socialization: Voices of internationally educated nurses in Ontario

BACKGROUND: This paper describes a study that explores the experiences of internationally educated nurses (IENs) in their efforts to gain entry to practice as Registered Nurses (RNs) in the province of Ontario, Canada. AIM: The aim was to uncover, in ...

Language:English
AuthorSochan A, Singh M D
Year2007

Adding insult to injury: The healthcare brain drain

Recent reports published by the United Nations and the World Health Organization suggest that the brain drain of healthcare professionals from the developing to the developed world is decimating the provision of healthcare in poor countries. The migration ...

Language:English
AuthorHooper C R
Year2008

Addressing the migration of health professionals: The role of working conditions and educational placements

This article provides a brief overview of the global health-worker shortage, which could undermine the Millennium Development Goal to halt and begin to reverse the spread of HIV/AIDS. The current situation suggests that long-term solutions to shortages ca ...

Language:English
AuthorWitt J
Year2009

Addressing the physician shortage with international medical graduates: The current situation and solutions

Recent physician trends including increased retirement rates, reduced work loads, and the "brain drain" pulling young doctors into the US, have aggravated physician shortages facing Canadians. As physician demand outgrows their supply, it is vital to crit ...

Language:English
AuthorKabene S M, Howard JM, Zhou NX
Year2009

An anonymous survey of provincial, rural and remote obstetricians' long-term practice intentions; Implications for the provision of specialist obstetric services outside metropolitan areas in Australia

BACKGROUND: Objective data and anecdotal reports suggest that non-metropolitan Australia may face a severe shortage of specialist obstetricians in the near future. AIMS: To assess the workload and practice intentions of specialist obstetricians working ...

Language:English
AuthorRobson S, Bland P, Bunting M
Year2005

An economic perspective on Malawi's medical "brain drain"

BACKGROUND: The medical "brain drain" has been described as rich countries "looting" doctors and nurses from developing countries undermining their health systems and public health. However this "brain-drain" might also be seen as a success in the trainin ...

Language:English
AuthorRecord R, Mohiddin A
Year2006

An overlooked source of physician-scientists

A shortage of physician-scientists in the United States is an ongoing problem. Various recommendations have been made to address this issue; however, none of them have ameliorated the situation. Foreign medical school graduates with postdoctoral training ...

Language:English
AuthorPuljak L
Year2007

Analysis of international migration patterns affecting physician supply in Canada

This paper analyzes the migration patterns of both Canadian medical school graduates and international medical graduates (IMGs), and the impact of these patterns on physician supply in Canada. Immigration patterns of IMGs have changed over time, with fewe ...

Language:English
AuthorWatanabe M, Comeau M, Buske L
Year2008

Analysis of the 2006 surveys of Canadians studying medicine and medical school training Canadians outside of Canada and the U.S.

This study identified 13 schools outside of Canada and the U.S. where Canadians were studying medicine. Each school was contacted and asked to distribute a student survey to their Canadian students, and to complete a school survey. Seven of the 13 (54%) s ...

Language:English
AuthorBanner S, Comeau M
Year2006

Analysis of the survey of Canadian graduates practising in the United States

This report presents the results from the survery of Canadian graduates practising in the United States in 2007 (i.e. demographics, reasons for leaving, willingness to return, incentives to returning to Canada, etc...)

Language:English
AuthorBuske L
Year2007

Assessing the health workforce implications of health policy and programming: how a review of grey literature informed the development of a new impact assessment tool

Abstract Background: In their adoption of WHA resolution 69.19, World Health Organization Member States requested all bilateral and multilateral initiatives to conduct impact assessments of their funding to human resources for health. The High-Level ...

Language:English
AuthorNove A, Cometto G, Campbell J

Attitudinal problems facing international medical graduates

T.B. MacLachlan’s recent letter illustrates the attitudinal problems Canadian citizens who graduate fromschools outside Canada face when they attempt to obtain licensure in Canada. The article on British Columbia’sexperience with the licensing program ...

Language:English
AuthorEvangelista D R M
Year2000

Au-delà des statistiques : Qu’en est-il de l’émigration des médecins québécois?

During the period 1986-1999, about 16% of the annual average number of active physicians in Quebec have left for the US or an other Canadian province. The absolute number was 2367. During the same period, 661 would have returned to Quebec. The majority of ...

Language:French
AuthorBilodeau H, Leduc N, Contandriopoulos A P, Sainte-Marie G, Fournier M A, Dandavino A
Year2001