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Author Jossen, Marianne, author.

Title Undocumented migrants and healthcare : eight stories from Switzerland / Marianne Jossen.

Publication Info. Cambridge : Open Book Publishers, 2018.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe JSTOR Open Ebooks  Electronic Book    ---  Available
Description 1 online resource (116 pages) : color illustrations
text txt rdacontent
computer c rdamedia
online resource cr rdacarrier
Series Open reports series, 2399-6676 ; vol. 6
Open Reports series ; v. 6.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
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
Note Online resource; title from PDF title page (Open Book Publisher website, viewed on March 27, 2020).
Subject Immigrants -- Health and hygiene -- Government policy -- Switzerland.
Transients and Migrants.
Health Services Accessibility.
Undocumented Immigrants.
Health Policy.
Healthcare Disparities.
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Public Policy -- Social Security.
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Public Policy -- Social Services & Welfare.
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Emigration & Immigration.
Emigration and immigration -- Health aspects. (OCoLC)fst00908703
Equality -- Health aspects. (OCoLC)fst00914463
Health services accessibility. (OCoLC)fst00953278
Immigrants -- Health and hygiene -- Government policy. (OCoLC)fst00967739
Switzerland. (OCoLC)fst01205401
Undocumented immigrants -- Health and hygiene -- Switzerland -- Case studies.
Undocumented immigrants -- Government policy -- Switzerland.
Undocumented immigrants -- Government policy.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Case studies. (OCoLC)fst01423765
Other Form: 9781783744787
ISBN 9781783744800 (pdf)
1783744804 (pdf)
9781783744817 (epub)
1783744812 (epub)
9781783744824 (mobi)
1783744820 (mobi)
1783744790 (hardback)
1783745274 (electronic book)
9781783745272 (electronic book)
Standard No. UKMGB 019030963

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