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Reversing the stigma towards international migrants: The role of public health professionals

Year 2021, Volume 34, Issue 2, 7 - 12, 30.05.2021
https://doi.org/10.5472/marumj.854327

Abstract

Objective: Stigma is one of the most significant challenges that international migrants face in their host societies. Stigma can exist at individual, interpersonal, and structural levels, and studies show that stigma towards migrants occur everywhere around the world with varying degrees. This study aimed to review existing literature on health effects of stigma towards international migrants and the role public health professionals can play to reduce stigma and its negative health outcomes for both economic and forced migrant populations. Materials and Methods: This narrative review was prepared by searching existing scientific literature in English and Turkish, in addition to available international reports and guidelines on best practices aiming to reduce stigma towards international migrants and its detrimental effects on migrant health. Results: Stigma and discrimination remain significant public health challenges across diverse cultural environments and have detrimental effects on mental, social and physical health. International migrants usually face double burden in accessing health care due to language, economic, legal, structural, and other barriers, which are excacerbated by stigma and discrimination in health care settings. Conclusion: Reversing the stigma towards international migrants requires multifaceted, multisectoral and long-term efforts, which should have social, cultural, educational, legal and institutional dimensions. Public health professionals have a strong potential to lead such joint initiatives at the local, national and global level. Targeted interventions for key professional groups are essential, however, wider educational interventions that start in pre-school years and aim to build more inclusive societies in a more sustainable way seem more crucial.

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Primary Language English
Subjects Medicine
Journal Section Review Article
Authors

Ozge KARADAG CAMAN This is me
1Center for Sustainable Development, Earth Institute, Columbia University, New York, U.S.A.
United States


Selma KARABEY This is me
Istanbul University Department of Public Health, Faculty of Medicine
Türkiye

Publication Date May 30, 2021
Published in Issue Year 2021, Volume 34, Issue 2

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APA Karadag Caman, O. & Karabey, S. (2021). Reversing the stigma towards international migrants: The role of public health professionals . Marmara Medical Journal , Early Pub Special Issue: 4 , 7-12 . DOI: 10.5472/marumj.854327
MLA Karadag Caman, O. , Karabey, S. "Reversing the stigma towards international migrants: The role of public health professionals" . Marmara Medical Journal 34 (2021 ): 7-12 <https://dergipark.org.tr/en/pub/marumj/issue/62007/854327>
Chicago Karadag Caman, O. , Karabey, S. "Reversing the stigma towards international migrants: The role of public health professionals". Marmara Medical Journal 34 (2021 ): 7-12
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ISNAD Karadag Caman, Ozge , Karabey, Selma . "Reversing the stigma towards international migrants: The role of public health professionals". Marmara Medical Journal 34 / 2 (May 2021): 7-12 . https://doi.org/10.5472/marumj.854327
AMA Karadag Caman O. , Karabey S. Reversing the stigma towards international migrants: The role of public health professionals. Marmara Med J. 2021; 34(2): 7-12.
Vancouver Karadag Caman O. , Karabey S. Reversing the stigma towards international migrants: The role of public health professionals. Marmara Medical Journal. 2021; 34(2): 7-12.
IEEE O. Karadag Caman and S. Karabey , "Reversing the stigma towards international migrants: The role of public health professionals", Marmara Medical Journal, vol. 34, no. 2, pp. 7-12, May. 2021, doi:10.5472/marumj.854327