EXPLORING HEALTHCARE PERSPECTIVES OF BURMESE CHIN REFUGEES

Megan S. McHenry, Rachel Umoren, Avika Dixit, Rachel Holliday, Debra Litzelman

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Abstract

The objective of this study was to understand the Burmese Chin refugees' experiences with and perspectives on the United States healthcare system. Using a mixed-methods study design, a survey was distributed and focus groups were conducted. Thirty-seven surveys were completed. Five major themes emerged from the focus group discussions: time, language barriers, relationships with healthcare providers, traditional medicine, and adolescents'roles in their community. Refugee healthcare perspectives give health providers insights on how to work towards providing culturally appropriate care.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)151-157
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of cultural diversity
Volume23
Issue number4
StatePublished - Dec 1 2016

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