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Institute of Biomedical Ethics and History of Medicine (IBME)

New article: „Alt werden im Paradies“ – Die ethischen Aspekte der Migration von pflegebedürftigen Menschen by Ch. Bally-Zenger, L. Eckenwiler and V. Wild

The German-language media describes a new trend in long-term care: the migration of persons needing such care to nursing homes abroad, especially to Thailand or Eastern Europe. This type of migration is perceived as a controversial practice. Various articles use terms such as “export of the elderly”, “gerontological colonialism” or “inhumane deportation”. In this paper we offer the first, systematic list of relevant ethical issues associated with migration of persons in need of long-term care. 

Link to article (in German)