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Handbook of Migration and Health

Edited by Felicity Thomas, Senior Research Fellow, University of Exeter, UK
Migration is now firmly embedded as a leading global policy issue of the twenty-first century. Whilst not a new phenomenon, it has altered significantly in recent decades, with changing demographics, geopolitics, conflict, climate change and patterns of global development shaping new types of migration. Against this evolving backdrop, this Handbook offers an authoritative overview of key debates underpinning migration and health in a contemporary global context.
Extent: 576 pp
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Publication Date: 2016
ISBN: 978 1 78471 477 2
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Migration is now firmly embedded as a leading global policy issue of the twenty-first century. Whilst not a new phenomenon, it has altered significantly in recent decades, with changing demographics, geopolitics, conflict, climate change and patterns of global development shaping new types of migration. Against this evolving backdrop, this Handbook offers an authoritative overview of key debates underpinning migration and health in a contemporary global context.

Handbook of Migration and Health is organised into six main sections: theories and models of migration; rights and deservingness; vulnerability and precarity; specific healthcare needs and priorities; healthcare provision; and transnational and diasporic networks. Chapters focus on a wide range of migrant groups including refugees, asylum seekers, trafficked people, international students, healthcare workers and diasporic communities.

Bringing together the contributions of 58 leading researchers and drawing on case studies and examples from across the globe, this Handbook is intended as a scholarly, yet accessible reference tool for researchers, students and practitioners interested in the field of migration and health.
‘The movement of people and populations is intrinsic to today’s globalised existence, with complex health and wellbeing consequences for people on the move, for host communities and for global health economies. Yet programmatic approaches to addressing the wellbeing of migrants, although badly needed, remain poorly developed in many parts of the world. Through this book Felicity Thomas successfully crosses disciplinary boundaries to bring together an authoritative, coordinated and comprehensive approach to what is one of the major health issues of our time.’
– Jane Anderson, Homerton University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, UK

‘In this impressive volume, Felicity Thomas has orchestrated a comprehensive and cutting-edge contribution to the understanding of the relationship between migration and health. Drawing together experts from multiple disciplines, examining a wide range of pertinent issues, and developing innovative theoretical insights, this book offers much-needed clarity about a timely and complex global problem. Students, scholars, policymakers and practitioners will all find much to learn in this superb collection.’
– Daniel Jordan Smith, Brown University, US

‘With the rapid growth of international migration – whether through war, civil conflict, economic necessity or choice – there is a compelling need to understand the links between migration and health. Drawing on the latest research and powerful new theory, this remarkable book provides the first comprehensive account of these issues. A “must read” for researchers, students and activists interested in migration, mobility, population movement and health.’
– Peter Aggleton, UNSW, Australia
Contributors: S. Bacci, L. Baldassar, C. Bennouna, J. Botfield, E. Chase, J. Cook, E. Duffell, R. Evans, J. Gideon, K. Hall, A.-C. Hoyez, D. Ingleby, H. Jayaweera, M.-A. Karlsen, M. Kilkey, R. Labonté, Y. Lu, S. Mayell, L. Manderson, M. McKee, J. McLaughlin, C. McMichael, L. Merla, S. Meyer, P. Mladovsky, L. Newman, C. Newman, T. Noori, L. Núñez Carrasco, A. Odone, D. Oksen, S. Oram, M. Ormond, G. Ottosdottir, C. Packer, A. Pharris, O. Razum, B. Rechel, A. Reeske, A. Reid, V. Runnels, A. Sandgren, R. Shadwick, D. Sime, J. Spallek, D.L. Spitzer, L. Stark, J.E. Suk, A. Tianbo Zhang, T. Tillmann, F. Thomas, K. Vasey, J. Vearey, S. S. Willen, G.A. Williams, R. Wilding, S.S. Willen, H. Zeeb, A. Zwi
Contents:

PART I INTRODUCTION
1. Migration and health: an introduction
Felicity Thomas

PART II THEORIES AND MODELS OF MIGRATION
2. The link between migration and health
Yao Lu and Alice Tianbo Zhang

3. Models of migration and health
Jacob Spallek, Anna Reeske, Hajo Zeeb and Oliver Razum

4. Migration and health behaviour
Hiranthi Jayaweera

5. Migration and health through an intersectional lens
Denise L. Spitzer

PART III RIGHTS AND DESERVINGNESS
6. Health-related deservingness
Sarah S. Willen and Jennifer Cook

7. International health worker migration:issues of ethics, human rights and health equity
Vivien Runnels, Corinne Packer and Ronald Labonté

8. Migration control and children’s access to healthcare
Marry-Anne Karlsen

9. Socio-spatial dimensions of healthcare for newly-arrived migrants
Anne-Cécile Hoyez and Felicity Thomas

PART IV VULNERABILITY AND PRECARITY
10. The health and wellbeing of survival migrants
Katherine Vasey, Lenore Manderson and Louise Newman

11. The health and wellbeing outcomes of former ‘unaccompanied minors’: shifting contours of vulnerability and precarity
Elaine Chase

12. Human trafficking and health
Siân Oram

13. Migrating to work at what cost? The cumulative health consequences of contemporary labour migration
Stephanie Mayell and Janet McLaughlin

14. Occupational health and safety of migrant workers
Alison Reid

15. Winds of change: climate change, migration and health
Celia McMichael

PART V SPECIFIC HEALTHCARE NEEDS AND PRIORITIES
16. Disability and chronic illness
Gudbjorg Ottosdottir and Ruth Evans

17. Mental health and forced migration: the case of Chilean exiles in the UK
Jasmine Gideon

18. Mobility, migration and generalised HIV epidemics: a focus on sub-Saharan Africa
Jo Vearey

19. Infectious diseases in migrant populations in the European Union and the European Economic Area
Gemma A .Williams, Anna Odone, Taavi Tillmann, Anastasia Pharris, Dina Oksen, Bernd Rechel, Philipa Mladovsky, Sabrina Bacci, Rebecca Shadwick, Teymur Noori, Andreas Sandgren, Erika Duffell, Jonathan E. Suk, David Ingleby and Martin McKee

PART VI HEATHCARE PROVISION
20. Health and wellbeing in refugee camps
Sarah Meyer, Cyril Bennouna and Lindsay Stark

21. Retirement migration and health: growing old in Spain
Kelly Hall

22. Migrant children and young people’s ‘voice’ in healthcare
Daniela Sime

23. Young migrants and sexual and reproductive healthcare
Jessica R. Botfield, Anthony B. Zwi and Christy E. Newman

24. Cultural competence in migrant healthcare
Felicity Thomas

PART VII TRANSNATIONAL AND DIASPORIC NETWORKS
25. Transnational families, care and wellbeing
Loretta Baldassar, Marjella Kilkey, Laura Merla and Raelene Wilding

26. Knowledge transfer in the ‘medical tourism’ industry: the role of transnational migrant patients and health workers
Meghann Ormond

27. End of life care and death of migrants
Lorena Núñez Carrasco

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