Globalisation, Migration and Health: Challenges and Opportunities

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Andre M N Renzaho
World Scientific, Jan 20, 2016 - Medical - 608 pages
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As globalisation gains momentum, international migration continues to divide opinion and polarise policy makers, politicians, and advocates. This polarisation has been reflected in research and publications, with pro-globalisation being pitched against anti-globalisation on the one hand, and an explosion of research on migration on the other. This book examines the interaction between the two and their impact on health for the first time, highlighting the myths and realities from an international, multi-disciplinary perspective.

The book starts with an examination of the complex and multifaceted aspects of the globalisation phenomenon and its impact on population displacement and health, and concludes with a regional level analysis supported by country-specific examples. By highlighting common issues and differences across the globe, this book shows policy makers, political leaders, and international committees on migration the specificities of global migration and good practice across the world. Particular attention is paid to practical policy responses and governance as well as legal frameworks to manage the dynamics of migration, engage international institutions, and to maximise the benefits that internal and international migration bring.

Contents:Globalisation, Migration and Health: An Introduction (André M N Renzaho)Forced and Voluntary Migration: Patterns of Internal and International Migration, Burden of Diseases and Policy Response:Forced Internal Displacement: Pattern, Health Impacts and Policy Response (André M N Renzaho)The Social and Health Dimensions of Refugees and Complex Humanitarian Emergencies (Joseph Kamara and André M N Renzaho)Health, Social, and Economic Impact of Voluntary Migration (André M N Renzaho)Case Studies — Asylum Seekers, Healthy Migrant Effect, and Access and Utilisation of Health Services:Invisible and Suffering: Prolonged and Systematic Detention of Asylum Seekers Living in Substandard Conditions in Greece (Sheila Cyril and André M N Renzaho)The Health Status, Service Needs and Barriers to Accessing Care for Detention and Community-Based Asylum Seekers in Australia (Emily Hadgkiss and André M N Renzaho)Women, Children and Men Trapped in Unsafe Corridors (Kevin Pottie, Chuck Hui and Fabien Schneider)Migration and Health Effects in the Netherlands (Paul Herfs and Olta Gishti)Health Equity: Evidence-Based Guidelines, E-Learning and Physician Advocacy for Migrant Populations in Canada (Kevin Pottie and Doug Gruner)Hispanic Immigration and the Epidemiological Paradox (Mary Lou de Leon Siantz)Migration and the Healthy Migrant Effect in Australia: Current Knowledge, Gaps, and Opportunity for Future Research (André M N Renzaho)The Social Dimensions of Internal Migration and Health in China (André M N Renzaho)Migration Challenges and Health Policy in South Korea (André M N Renzaho)Migrant Health in the Workplace: A Multi-Country Comparison (Lata Satyen, John W Toumbourou, David Mellor, Ilmiye Secer and Matin Ghayour-Minaie)The Morbid Effect Associated with Racism Experienced by Immigrants: Findings from Australia (Kevin Dunn, Yin Paradies, Rosalie Atie and Naomi Priest)Conclusion:Globalisation and Migration: Reflections, Policy Directions and Conclusion (André M N Renzaho)
Readership: Advanced undergraduate and graduate students in humanitarian and development studies, public health experts and practitioners, policy makers, and political leaders.
Key Features:Examines the dynamics of migration and their impact on health from a global perspectiveStudies the impact globalisation has on population displacementCountry-specific case studies are analysed in this bookKeywords:Globalisation;Migration and Health;Forced Migration;Voluntary Migration;Hukou;China

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an introduction
Forced and Voluntary Migration Patterns of Internal and International Migration Burden of Diseases and Policy Response
Case Studies Asylum Seekers Healthy Migrant Effect and Access and Utilisation of Health Services

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Andre M N Renzaho (University of Western Sydney, Australia)

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