This edited volume explores the interconnection between care work, travel, and healthcare, emphasizing the emotional dimensions of seeking care away from home. It brings together contributions from disciplines such as anthropology, nursing, primary care, sociology and geography and covers experiences of medical travel and other forms of remote care in the United States, Laos, India, Italy, France, Finland, Switzerland, and Russia.
Cecilia Vindrola-Padros is senior research fellow in the Department of Targeted Intervention at University College London.
Exploring the Emotional Dimensions of Caring on the Move: An Introduction
Chapter 1: Caring in Diaspora: Hmong Americans Cares from Here and There
Chapter 2: Informal Caregiving in a Transnational Context: The Case of Canadian International Retirement Migrants in the United States
Chapter 3: Care, Choice, and Cure: Exploring the Logics of Mobility of Patients with Breast
Chapter 4: Providing High Quality Care: What Cross-Border Medical Travel Can Teach Us
Chapter 5: ‘Caring for’ and ‘Caring about’ International Patients in Delhi: Medical Travel Facilitation between Strategy and Sympathy
Chapter 6: Giving and Receiving Help across the Border: Transnational Health Practices of Migrants in Finland
Chapter 7: The Dual Role of the Facilitator as Emotional Support and Reproductive Travel Broker in Cross-Border Reproductive Travel from Developing Countries: Psychological and Ethical Perspectives and a Call for Separation of Services
Chapter 8: Complexity and Contradiction: Intimacy, Testimony, and Care in Humanitarian Aid
Chapter 9: The Invisible Work of Care and Emotions along the Trajectories of Beninese Children Traveling to Switzerland without Their Family for Heart Surgery
This volume is a groundbreaking addition to the scholarship on caring and care work in the context of medical travel. Offering compelling contributions from across the globe, this collection provides exciting new insights on mobility and the caring roles of a wide range of actors. It is an essential and powerful read.