Towards a new paradigm in migrant health research: integrating entitlement, access and appropriateness

Watters, Charles (2011) Towards a new paradigm in migrant health research: integrating entitlement, access and appropriateness. International Journal of Migration, Health and Social Care, 7 (3). pp. 148-159. ISSN 1747-9894

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This paper explores the prevalence and methodological approaches of migrants entitlement and access to health care. It also demonstrates an alternative approach involving a conceptual and analytical framework that integrates these perspectives as levels of analysis within a holistic model. Consisting of three brief case studies demonstrating difficulties in adopting either policy oriented entitlement approaches or practice driven orientations examining migrants access to health care, The paper examines the policy and legal frameworks within which health care is delivered to immigrants. The case studies presented encompass the phenomenon of hidden immigrant children in Sweden, migrants crossing the Spanish border from North Africa, and asylum seekers in the UK. The case studies form a basis for presenting an integrated model encompassing a multi-level framework for examining the health care of migrant populations. Implications for the European Union immigrant health and social care are discussed.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: health care, migrants, service users, social care provision
Schools and Departments: School of Education and Social Work > Social Work and Social Care
Subjects: H Social Sciences
H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare. Criminology > HV0040 Social service. Social work. Charity organization and practice Including social case work, private and public relief, institutional care, rural social work, work relief
Depositing User: Michael Davy
Date Deposited: 09 Jul 2013 10:49
Last Modified: 08 Aug 2013 11:27
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