Labor Day Special: “Insourced” Featured on IntraHealth’s Website

In order to draw attention to the labor implications of the insourcing of foreign trained health workers, IntraHealth International has featured an article on “Insourced” on its website.  Foreign trained health workers are more likely to accept lower wages and unsafe working conditions (including unsafe patient loads) and illegal labor practices than American trained health workers.  They also are less likely to unionize or file complaints about working conditions.

If you have Monday off, please give a thought of thanks to all the health workers around the world who are working on the holiday in hospitals, ERs, and nursing homes to keep us safe and sound!

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About Dr. Kate Tulenko

Dr. Kate Tulenko is a physician, health policy specialist, and Senior Director for Health Systems Innovation at IntraHealth Internatonal. She is the former coordinator of the World Bank’s Africa Health Workforce Program and recently served as team lead on Health Workforce Shortage for the “Reinventing Primary Care Project” for the Hope Street Group, a bipartisan coalition of business, civic and policy leaders. Dr. Tulenko serves on the board of the National Physicians Alliance and on the board of advisors for the Global Business School Network and in 2002 she received a Rainer Arnhold Fellowship for innovation in global development. She is a practicing pediatrician and a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics. Dr. Tulenko has degrees from Harvard; Johns Hopkins; and Emmanuel College, Cambridge and holds adjunct faculty positions at the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health and the George Mason School of Health and Human Services. Her book, "Insourced: How Importing Jobs Impacts the Healthcare Crisis Here and Abroad", addresses how the U.S. is underinvesting in training young Americans to be health workers and instead imports doctors and nurses from poor countries with extreme health worker shortages. Opinions expressed in "Insourced" represent those of Dr. Tulenko alone and do not represent opinions or policies of any of her current or past employers. Dr. Tulenko grew up in Lynchburg, Virginia and Gainesville, Florida. She lives in Alexandria, Virginia with her husband and two daughters with whom she enjoys exploring the beauty of art and nature. Follow Dr. Tulenko on twitter at ktulenko.
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One Response to Labor Day Special: “Insourced” Featured on IntraHealth’s Website

  1. I would like to give thanks from your blog to all the dedicated medical professional for thinking about and working for our health……………Thank you.

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