Funding for this research was provided by:
Economic and Social Research Council (GB)/ DFID (ES/L005565/1)
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Received: 8 November 2017
Accepted: 6 March 2018
First Online: 27 March 2018
: Radha Adhikari (corresponding author) is a Research Fellow in the School of Health in Social Science. Her main research interests are: globalisation in healthcare and the global movement of healthcare professionals; the impact of nurse migration on source and destination countries’ health care systems; foreign aid; maternal and child health and emerging public health challenges in low and middle-income countries; changing population demography and the care workforce crisis. She has published widely on gender and migration, workforce management and patient safety.Jeevan R Sharma (co-author) is a Lecturer in South Asia and International Development at the University of Edinburgh. He has a broad range of research interests that include the politics, practices and ethics of international development; care and protection of low-income migrants; global health response; human rights documentation; NGOs; youth; migration, and border crossing. He is the author ofCrossing the Border to India: Youth, Migration and Masculinities in Nepal(Temple University Press, 2018).Pam Smith (co-author) is a Professorial Fellow, Nursing Studies in the School of Health in Social Science. She specialises in global health, emotions, patient safety and care and was a co-investigator on the New Norms and Forms research project. Pam has published extensively on the emotional labour of nursing and international nurse migration.Obindra B. Chand (co-author) currently works with Social Science Baha (SSB) as a Research Associate. He graduated in Anthropology from Tribhuvan University (TU), Nepal. Chand has also authored and co-authored several publications covering the area of health and culture and development. He is particularly interested in understanding and exploring the interface between health, culture, development and foreign aid in cross-cultural contexts.
: Ethical approval was also obtained from the Ethics Committee in the School of Social and Political Sciences, and the School of Health in Social Science, University of Edinburgh. In Nepal, ethical permission was obtained from the Nepal Health Research Council.We followed ESRC/ DFID (the funder’s) ethical guidelines:ExternalRef removed. Informed consent was obtained from all individuals and institutions involved, to participate in this study.
: Informed consent was obtained, during the study period, from all participating institutions and individuals to publish relevant findings. Apart from the information that was in the public sphere, individual informants are anonymised to protect their identity in this manuscript.
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