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The health of newcomers : immigration, health policy, and the case for global solidarity / Patricia Illingworth and Wendy E. Parmet.

Book Book ([2017])
Description: ix, 295 pages ; 24 cm
Publisher: New York : New York University Press, [2017]
1 of 1 copy available at NOBLE (All Libraries).
1 of 1 copy available at Bunker Hill Community College. (Show all copies)
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  • ISBN: 9780814789216
  • ISBN: 0814789218
General Note: Also available as an ebook.
Bibliography, etc.: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents: Introduction : natives and newcomers, partners in health -- Health and migration : a combustible mix -- Keep out! : immigration control as public health protection -- Blaming the victim : public health protection and the scapegoating of newcomers -- A nation of uninsured immigrants -- Denying the right to health -- Health as a global public good -- Creating global health -- Strangers for the sake of health -- Solidarity for newcomers, health for all -- Natives and newcomers : moving forward together.
Summary: The Health of Newcomers demonstrates how shortsighted and dangerous it is to craft health policy on the basis of ethnocentrism and xenophobia. Because health is a global public good and people benefit from the health of neighbor and stranger alike, it is in everyone’s interest to ensure the health of all. Drawing on rigorous legal and ethical arguments and empirical studies, as well as deeply personal stories of immigrant struggles, Illingworth and Parmet make the compelling case that global phenomena such as poverty, the medical brain drain, organ tourism, and climate change ought to inform the health policy we craft for newcomers and natives alike.
Authors: Parmet, Wendy E., (author.).
Citation: Illingworth, Patricia M L. "The health of newcomers : immigration, health policy, and the case for global solidarity." New York : New York University Press, 2017.

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