Migrant Health: A Primary Care Perspective
Bernadette N. Kumar, Esperanza Diaz
A book endorsed by the WONCA for primary care practitioners who provide care to migrants.
In this time of large-scale global migration at levels unrivalled since World War II, primary care practitioners are providing the first line of care to economic migrants and refugees. In doing so, they face daily the considerable challenges that this heterogenic group brings in terms of communication, culture, and legal status as well as physical and mental health.
This accessible book has been carefully crafted to enable primary health care professionals to develop the skills and competencies required to deliver appropriate services to this diverse group of patients and, in turn, to ensure equity in health care for all.
The book satisfies the urgent need for a hands-on guide to support and help general practitioners and other members of the primary health care team improve their provision of care not only to immigrants, but to other vulnerable groups and the whole society.
Bernadette N. Kumar leads the Migration Health work package of the EU Joint Action on Health Inequalities and is the current President of the EUPHA section of Migration and Ethnic Minority Health. She was appointed Director of NAKMI (Norwegian Center for Migration and Minority Health, now part of the Norwegian Institute of Public Health) in 2010 and Associate Professor, Global Health at the Institute for Health and Society, University of Oslo in 2013. She has also been a commissioner of the Lancet Commission on Migration and Health.
Esperanza Diaz is a Specialist in Primary Care. She works as Associate Professor in the Department of Global Public Health and Primary Care, University of Bergen, and is a Senior Researcher at the Unit for Migration and Health, Norwegian Institute of Public Health, Norway. Diaz is longtime member of the EGRPN, and was the Norwegian national representative and member of the Executive Board for many years.