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Author Jossen, Marianne, author

Title Undocumented migrants and healthcare : eight stories from Switzerland / Marianne Jossen
Published Cambridge : Open Book Publishers, 2018
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Description 1 online resource (116 pages) : 2 color illustrations
Series Open reports series 2399-6676 ; vol. 6
Open Reports series ; v. 6
Contents 1. Just going to hospital -- 2. Undocumented migrants, healthcare and health -- 3. Telling stories about healthcare for undocumented migrants -- 4. Settling in -- 5. The NGO and its network -- 6. Insurance -- 7. Healthcare for undocumented migrants -- 8. Literature
Summary "What do undocumented migrants experience when they try to access healthcare? How do they navigate the (often contradictory) challenges presented by bureaucratic systems, financial pressures, attitudes to migrants, and their own healthcare needs? This urgent study uses a grounded theory approach to explore the ways in which undocumented migrants are included in or excluded from healthcare in a Swiss region. Marianne Jossen explores the ways migrants try to obtain healthcare on their own, with the help of NGOs or via insurance, and how they cope if they fail, whether by using risky strategies to access healthcare or leaving serious health issues untreated. Jossen shows that even for those who succeed, inclusion remains partial and fraught with risks. Based on interviews with migrants, health practitioners and NGO staff and using a rigorous academic approach, Undocumented Migrants and Healthcare is an important contribution to a vital contemporary issue. It is necessary reading for researchers in Public Health and Migration Studies, as well as government and non-governmental organisations in Switzerland and beyond. It will be of interest to anyone concerned with healthcare and migration in the twenty-first century."--Publisher's website
Notes Available through Open Book Publishers
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Online resource; title from PDF title page (EBSCO, viewed August 28, 2018)
Subject Transients and Migrants.
Undocumented Immigrants.
Health Policy.
Health Services Accessibility.
Healthcare Disparities.
Emigration and immigration -- Health aspects.
Equality -- Health aspects -- Switzerland -- Case studies.
Health services accessibility -- Switzerland -- Case studies.
Illegal aliens -- Government policy -- Switzerland.
Illegal aliens -- Health and hygiene -- Switzerland -- Case studies.
Immigrants -- Health and hygiene -- Government policy -- Switzerland.
Health Services Accessibility.
Transients and Migrants.
Genre/Form Case Reports.
Case studies.
Case studies.
Form Electronic book
Author Open Book Publishers, publisher
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