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Global Health Policy Institute Published Research

IJEPA: Intersection of Trade Policy and Nurse Migration


Last week, in the journal Nursing Ethics, GHPi Director Prof. Tim Mackey, lead author Ferry Efendi, and other collaborators in Asia, co-authored an article exploring the impact of a bilateral trade and investment partnership agreement called the IJEPA. The agreement allows Indonesian nurses to emigrate toJapan, but has failed to bring needed benefits. The article highlights the complex operational, ethical, policy, and public health issues associated with this form of international trade in healthcare workers and suggests ways to improve IJEPA performance.

Full article: http://nej.sagepub.com/content/early/2015/09/10/0969733015602052.abstract