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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.


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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.
Note Online resource; title from PDF title page (EBSCO, viewed August 28, 2018)
Available through Open Book Publishers.
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.
Subject Illegal aliens -- Health and hygiene -- Switzerland -- Case studies.
Illegal aliens -- Government policy -- Switzerland.
Immigrants -- Health and hygiene -- Government policy -- Switzerland.
Emigration and immigration -- Health aspects.
Health services accessibility -- Switzerland -- Case studies.
Equality -- Health aspects -- Switzerland -- Case studies.
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
Illegal aliens -- Government policy. (OCoLC)fst00967160
Immigrants -- Health and hygiene -- Government policy. (OCoLC)fst00967739
Switzerland. (OCoLC)fst01205401
Genre/Form Case studies. (OCoLC)fst01423765
Added Author Open Book Publishers, publisher.
ISBN 9781783744800 (electronic bk.)
1783744804 (electronic bk.)
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1783744812 (electronic bk.)
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1783744820 (electronic bk.)
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