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Care Falls Apart: Turnover and the Limits of Independence

Elana D. Buch

in Inequalities of Aging: Paradoxes of Independence in American Home Care

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781479810734
eISBN:
9781479810147
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479810734.003.0006
Subject:
Anthropology, American and Canadian Cultural Anthropology

Across the United States, home care faces perpetual worker shortages and endemically high turnover levels estimated at between 60% and 90% per year. This chapter examines cases of turnover in rich ... More


Global flows: Health workers and patients on the move

Ronald Labonté and Arne Ruckert

in Health Equity in a Globalizing Era: Past Challenges, Future Prospects

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780198835356
eISBN:
9780191872952
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198835356.003.0009
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

Health systems rely upon two groups of people: health workers and patients. In recent decades both groups have been on the move globally, with the creation of internationalized labour market ... More


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