Changing Migration Patterns Are Hurting the Countries That Care for America’s Sick and Elderly

September 27, 2016

(Quartz) – For decades, nurses from Asia have looked to hospitals in the US for a chance at upward mobility. Hundreds of thousands of people from countries like the Philippines, India, and China, aided by a nursing shortage in the US and special visas for migrant nurses, have sought to create new lives for themselves abroad, in the process dramatically transforming health systems in the US and their home countries. But in recent years, hospital doors in America have started to close to foreign-trained nurses, opening instead in other parts of the world like the United Arab Emirates and Singapore.

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