Moving experiences: a qualitative analysis of health and migration
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This paper describes a qualitative analysis of the health and health care experiences of South Asian Fijian women now living in the lower mainland area of British Columbia, Canada. A particular focus is put on the health impacts of the migration experience. A thematic analysis of in-depth interviews informs the discussion of individual women's, as well as service providers', views of health meanings, physical and emotional health concerns, experiences with the health care system, and women's roles as care-givers. The findings have implications for how health and illness are conceptualized, and how health services are provided to particular groups in particular places.
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