Intention to migrate to Australia: a mixed-method study of Indian physicians and nurses

Hense, Sibasis (2016) Intention to migrate to Australia: a mixed-method study of Indian physicians and nurses. PhD thesis, Queensland University of Technology.


International migration of physicians and nurses is a growing concern in India as it is linked to skill and staff shortages in the Indian health system. This research investigated the migration intention of Indian physicians and nurses internationally with a special focus on Australia. The research employed a mixed methods approach, involving surveys and interviews with physicians, nurses and key informants. The conceptual framework driving the analysis employed a push-pull framework of migration. The study has both policy and practical implications for retention of physicians and nurses in India and in relation to the regulatory environment of skilled migration in Australia.

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ID Code: 96241
Item Type: QUT Thesis (PhD)
Supervisor: Marston, Gregory, Wilson, Andrew, & McDonald, Fiona
Keywords: push-pull, labour migration, skilled migration, medical migration, nurse migration, physician migration, health policy, India, Australia, medical training
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Current > Schools > School of Public Health & Social Work
Institution: Queensland University of Technology
Deposited On: 13 Jul 2016 23:54
Last Modified: 21 Jul 2016 23:28

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