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Ethical, Legal and Social Aspects of Healthcare for Migrants
Perspectives from the UK and Germany

ISBN 9780367582470
Published June 30, 2020 by Routledge
318 Pages

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Book Description

Numerous important issues arise in relation to the health of, and healthcare for (and by), migrants. Much commentary on the migrant crisis and healthcare has focused on the allocation of resources, with less discussion of the needs of, and provision for, migrants. Presenting a comparative perspective on the UK and Germany, this volume increases knowledge of a broad spectrum of challenges in healthcare provision for migrants.

‘Migration’ is deliberately understood in its broadest sense and includes not only migrant patients but also migrant healthcare professionals. The book’s content is diverse, with insights from healthcare ethics, healthcare law, along with clinical perspectives as well as perspectives from the social sciences. The collection provides normative reflections on current issues, and presents data from empirical studies. By informing researchers, politicians and healthcare practitioners about approaches to challenges arising in healthcare provision for migrants, the collection seeks to inform the development of adequate and ethically appropriate strategies.

Table of Contents

Introduction: Ethical, Legal and Social Aspects of Healthcare for Migrants: Perspectives from the UK and Germany;  I. Migrants‘ Health in Germany and the UK;  1. Health of Migrants and Ethnic Minorities in Germany: Reflecting on Normative Agendas2. The Health of Migrants in the UK: Evidence and Implications for Healthcare;  3. Bearing Witness: Observations of the Health of People without Access to the Regular Healthcare System in Médecins du Monde’s Healthcare and Advocacy Programmes in London and Munich;  4. Dynamics of informal exclusion: Migrants’ Health as experienced in the City Lab Bochum;  II. Migrants’ Access to Healthcare;  5. Migrants‘ Right to Health in International and European Human Rights Law: Can it still Unfold its Integrative Dynamic in an Era of Restrictive Immigration Policies?;  6. Entitlements to Social Health Benefits for Asylum Seekers and Refugees in Germany;  7. Access and Entitlements for Migrants and Visitors to the UK in the English National Health Service;  8. The Right to Health for All? Debates Surrounding Access to Healthcare for Asylum-Seekers in Germany;  III. (Re)constructing Migrants in Health Research;  9. Questioning Categorisation Practices: ‘Migrants’ and ‘Ethnic Groups’ in Public Health Classification(s);  10. Culturally Sensitive Palliative Care Research: What Should we Do with ‘Those People’, or what Should we Do with Ourselves?;  11. Using Superdiversity as a Lens to View Migrant Health: Reflections on Ethical and Practical Implications of an Exploratory Study Involving Community Researchers;  IV. Navigating Pluralism in Healthcare;  12. Challenges in the Provision of Mental Health Care for Refugees in Germany: a Socially and Culturally Sensitive Approach to Psychological Counselling and Psychotherapy;  13. Female Genital Alteration in the UK: a Failure of Pluralism, a Failure of Intersectionality;  14. Integration, Identity and Elite Migrants: Capturing the Perspectives of Overseas-Trained South Asian Doctors in the UK;  15. How to Support Migrant Physicians in Navigating through an Unfamiliar Healthcare System: Findings from a Qualitative Interview Study;  16. Migrants, Pluralism and End-of-life Decision-making for Children with Life-limiting Illness: Perspectives on the case of Josip;

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Katja Kuehlmeyer, Dr. rer. biol. hum., is Research Associate at the Institute of Ethics, History and Theory of Medicine at LMU Munich. She works on various topics at the intersection of psychology, health and ethics.

Corinna Klingler, MSc, has recently finished here PhD-research on integration of migrant physicians in Germany and is currently working on translational bioethics as a postdoctoral researcher at the QUEST Centre in Berlin.

Richard Huxtable, LLB, MA, PhD, is Professor of Medical Ethics and Law and Director of the Centre for Ethics in Medicine, University of Bristol, UK. He works primarily on ethics and law at the end of life, surgical ethics, and clinical ethics support.