Studying and working in global health

Michelle McLean, Trevor Gibbs

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Abstract

Large scale migration, together with the relative ease of traveling across the globe, improved communication technology, large multinational corporations aggressively recruiting globally and higher education becoming big business, have culminated in an increasing national diversity on all continents. This 'flattening' of our world (that is, globalization) has not only created a mobile health care workforce but also led to the notion of global health, defined as 'health issues and concerns that transcend national borders, class, race, ethnicity and culture'. While globalization has benefits, our connectedness across continents has also facilitated the spread of disease, with pathogens not recognizing national borders.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationGlobal health
EditorsJ McKimm, B Nicholson, A Allen
Place of PublicationLondon
PublisherSAGE Publications Ltd
Pages3-18
Number of pages15
ISBN (Print)9781446282502
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2016

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McLean, M., & Gibbs, T. (2016). Studying and working in global health. In J. McKimm, B. Nicholson, & A. Allen (Eds.), Global health (pp. 3-18). London: SAGE Publications Ltd. https://doi.org/10.4135/9781473919778.n1