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Resource ID 464
Title The “dream-trap”: Brokering, “study abroad” and nurse migration from Nepal to the UK
Author Radha Adhikari

In order to review this education brokering business and its link to international nurse migration, the paper is divided into two main sections. Firstly, I look at the growth and expansion of professional nurse training in Nepal and its links with Nepalese nurse migration to the UK. Secondly, I examine the emergence of IECs and their “study abroad” programmes. Here I analyse how IECs have become increasingly involved in the nursing profession, starting from pre-training entrance exam preparation through to post-training international migration. I present case studies of individual nurses and their experiences of being “brokered”. As these migrants are open to exploitation, I argue for greater regulation of these brokers, and that nurses must be more aware of the frequently false promises made by them.

Resource type Document
Source/origin External source
Record created 2014-07-22 13:04
Record updated 2018-02-27 13:58
Record editor Aaron Fecowycz
Subjects Migration of health professionals