This paper aims to highlight the common denominator of cultural training demands and responses of mental health professionals, regardess of the healthcare system, the Europen country of the migrant community concerned, as well as the basic elements to efficiently implement cultural competency within the mental healthcare setting.
The objective of this paper is to give an overview of the European legal framework governing migration and health. At the outset, it must be noted that there is a large percentage of European migration that is, in fact, intra-European migration. For EU nationals residing outside of their countries of origin there are numerous challenges that must be overcome in order to realize the right to health. While there is a substantial legal framework in place in the EU to address these challenges, it will not be the focus of this paper.
Migrants are affected by social inequalities and are exposed to several experiences during the migration process which put their physical, mental and social well-being at risk. Migrants’ health is also to a large extent determined by the availability, accessibility, acceptability and quality of services in the host community or country. This article discusses how the migration process and legal status are determinants of migrants’ health.
Austria is a country of both emigration and immigration of health professionals. From one side, it has a significant stock of immigrants working in health care and it experiences increasing inflow of third country nationals to this sector, which could have been triggered with the opening of the Austrian labour market to new European Union (EU) Member States in 2011. It is estimated that about 6–16.5% of nursing personnel working in Austrian hospitals and about 14.5% of physicians are foreign born.
Presented during the meeting of the expert group on social determinants and health inequalities on 17-18 November 2015. The EQUI HEALTH project is co-financed under the 2012 work plan, within the second program of Community action in the field of health (2008 – 2013), by direct grant awarded to IOM from the European Commission’s DG for Health and Consumers (SANTE), through the Consumers, Health and Food Executive Agency (CHAFEA).
This guidebook was written to assist people from from many cultural and language backgrounds, especially young people and their families, to better protect themselves. It also aims to take away fear, to enable dialogue and to help in fighting stigma and discrimination against people living with HIV, AIDS or hepatitis. The AIDS & Mobility Europe project brings together people from many languages and cultures.
This guide has been written for the AIDS & Mobility Europe (A&M) Master Toolkit. The A&M project 2008-2011 served as a pilot project to test whether the transcultural mediator model could be successfully implemented in a range of different sites and with diverse key populations. Partners decided at the beginning of the project that documenting the model and its materials would be a main result and output.
The final project report documents the achievements of the AIDS&Mobility Europe project 2008–2011. It also highlights the experience and learning the A&M project partners 2008–2011 have accumulated during the pilot implementation of the A&M transcultural mediator model in HIV prevention with migrants, ethnic minorities and mobile populations across six European project sites.