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Howard Catton: Nursing is stronger when we work together

Today’s significant health challenges require global cooperation and collaboration, says Howard Catton. 
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Today’s significant health challenges require global cooperation and collaboration, says Howard Catton

There are some striking similarities between Brexit and the election of Donald Trump as president of the United States: anger with an out-of-touch establishment, a desire to take back control and many people feeling left behind by globalisation.

Healthcare was also a prominent issue in both campaigns, and there are now serious implications for the future of Obamacare in the US and the free movement of healthcare professionals across the European Union.

Serious charges have been levelled against global corporations and institutions: environmental damage, exploiting natural and human resources, a failure to redistribute wealth and human rights violations. But globalisation has also delivered significant benefits in terms of travel, communication and the exchange of cultures and ideas.

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