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Pros and cons of migrating

Let's explore the advantages and disadvantages disadvantages of nurses' migration.
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Having discussed motivations for moving to other countries to work, we will explore the advantages and disadvantages of this phenomenon, not only to nurses but also to source and recipient countries.

Read The Benefits and Caveats of International Nurse Migration by Li, Nie and Li (2014) from the International Journal of Nursing Sciences. This article summarises contributing factors to migration, and the positive and negative impact, from each perspective.

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What do the authors claim to be the most important benefits to nurses leaving their home country to work elsewhere? What are the advantages and disadvantages to source and recipient countries?
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