In a recent episode of the PRIO Peace in a pod, Marta Bivand Erdal and Lubomiła Korzeniewska share insight from their research with nurse migrants in Norway. They also reflect on how the experience of the pandemic sheds new light on their previous analysis of deskilling in the context of nurse migration.
Unpacking what deskilling means to nurse migrants themselves, despite the radically different institutional framings of their experiences, is important. While experiences do follow structural regimes, there are also similarities that cut across. Therefore, there is a need to understand better how the individuals who are subjected to these systems think and act – recognising their agency and resilience in doing so.