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To be an immigrant and a patient in Sweden: A study with an individualised perspective
University of Borås, School of Health Science.
University of Borås, School of Health Science.
2010 (English)In: International Journal of Qualitative Studies on Health and Well-being, ISSN 1748-2623, E-ISSN 1748-2631, Vol. 5, no 3, p. 1-9Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The aim is to describe how experiences of being an immigrant can influencethe situation when becoming a patient in Swedish health care. A hermeneutic approach was used. Sixteen persons born in non-Nordic countries were interviewed. The data was analysed with an empirical hermeneutical method. The findings indicate that positive experiences (i.e., establishing oneself in a new home country) enhance the possibilities of taking part in caring situations and vice versa. Hence, there is a need for individually adapted care that takes one's whole life situation into consideration. Consequently, it is suggested that the concept, “cultural competence” merely serves the purpose of illuminating caregivers’ need for categorisation. It does not illuminate individual needs in a caring situation.

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Co-Action Publishing , 2010. Vol. 5, no 3, p. 1-9
Keywords [en]
ethnicity, gadamer, ricoeur, transcultural health
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Health Care Service and Management, Health Policy and Services and Health Economy
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hb:diva-2833DOI: 10.3402/qhw.v5i3.5106Local ID: 2320/6810OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hb-2833DiVA, id: diva2:870927
Available from: 2015-11-13 Created: 2015-11-13 Last updated: 2017-11-16Bibliographically approved

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