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The health of newcomers : immigration, health policy, and the case for global solidarity

Author: Patricia M L Illingworth; Wendy E Parmet
Publisher: New York : New York University Press, 2017.
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"Immigration and health care are hotly debated and contentious issues. Policies that relate to both issues - to the health of newcomers - often reflect misimpressions about immigrants, and their impact on health care systems. Despite the fact that immigrants are typically younger and healthier than natives, and that many immigrants play a vital role as care-givers in their new lands, native citizens are often  Read more...
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Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Patricia M L Illingworth; Wendy E Parmet
ISBN: 9780814760826 0814760821
OCLC Number: 1035517233
Notes: Titre de l'écran-titre (visionné le 21 novembre 2017).
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"Immigration and health care are hotly debated and contentious issues. Policies that relate to both issues - to the health of newcomers - often reflect misimpressions about immigrants, and their impact on health care systems. Despite the fact that immigrants are typically younger and healthier than natives, and that many immigrants play a vital role as care-givers in their new lands, native citizens are often reluctant to extend basic health care to immigrants, choosing instead to let them suffer, to let them die prematurely, or to expedite their return to their home lands. Likewise, many nations turn against immigrants when epidemics such as Ebola strike, under the false belief that native populations can be kept well only if immigrants are kept out. In this book, Patricia Illingworth and Wendy E. Parmet demonstrate how shortsighted and dangerous it is to craft health policy on the basis of ethnocentrism and xenophobia."--Résumé de l'éditeur.

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