Ethical Considerations for Effective Health Human Resources Planning and Management Academic Article uri icon

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abstract

  • This paper maps out some of the ethical issues associated with effective Health Human Resources (HHR) planning and management. The key HHR topics of ethical recruitment and retention are highlighted drawing upon an ethics framework that emphasizes the principle of transnational justice. The key take-home messages are as follows: (1) ethical recruitment of health workers from other jurisdictions needs to acknowledge the effect their recruitment has on the region, province, or country they leave behind and (2) an ethical approach to HHR management requires more attention be paid to deploying existing domestic HHR to their full scope. This would include but not be limited to non-practising internationally educated health professionals already in Canada.

publication date

  • July 2013