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Listening to the experts: provider recommendations on the health needs of immigrants and refugees.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  17338489     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The purpose of this qualitative, exploratory study was to better understand the needs of immigrants and refugees and how they are affected by poverty and post-immigration stresses. Data were obtained through in-depth interviews with 62 health and social service providers working with immigrants in the state of Minnesota. Although the state is home to many refugees who were victims of torture or severe deprivation in their home countries, the majority of providers defined the principal needs of their clients as affordable housing, jobs, and access to health services rather than needs related to health conditions or services per se. The providers' open-ended comments painted a picture of the ways in which post-immigration experiences lead to tangible stresses that compromise immigrants' health and well-being.
Katherine Fennelly
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of cultural diversity     Volume:  13     ISSN:  1071-5568     ISO Abbreviation:  J Cult Divers     Publication Date:  2006  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-03-06     Completed Date:  2007-04-27     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9439196     Medline TA:  J Cult Divers     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  190-201     Citation Subset:  N    
144 Humphrey Center, Herbert H. Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN 55455, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Attitude of Health Personnel
Delivery of Health Care / organization & administration
Emigration and Immigration*
Health Care Surveys
Health Services Needs and Demand / organization & administration*
Human Rights
Needs Assessment / organization & administration*
Physician's Practice Patterns / organization & administration*
Social Work / organization & administration*
Stress Disorders, Post-Traumatic

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