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dc.contributor.authorKanengoni, Ben_NZ
dc.contributor.authorAndajani-Sutjahjo, Sen_NZ
dc.contributor.authorHolroyd, Een_NZ
dc.date.accessioned2020-08-31T03:31:50Z
dc.date.available2020-08-31T03:31:50Z
dc.date.copyright2018-01-01en_NZ
dc.identifier.citationPeerJ 6:e5184 https://doi.org/10.7717/peerj.5184
dc.identifier.issn2167-8359en_NZ
dc.identifier.issn2167-8359en_NZ
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10292/13624
dc.description.abstractThe growth of migrant communities continues to rise globally, creating unique and complex health challenges. Literature on immigrant health in New Zealand (NZ) remains scant. This integrative literature review was conducted drawing on peerreviewed research articles on immigrant health in NZ published between 2012 and 2018. The objectives were to: (i) provide a critical overview of immigrant health in NZ; (ii) identify general trends in health research conducted in NZ on immigrants; (iii) compare, contrast, and evaluate the quality of the information; (iv) develop a summary of research results and; (v) identify priorities and recommendations for future research. A search yielded more than 130 articles with 28 articles constituting the foundation of the review. This review is timely following the rapid increase in the scale, speed, and spread of immigration and its potential for changing NZ's national health patterns and priorities. This integrative review led to the four primary conclusions. Firstly, migration in NZ is a gendered phenomenon, as there has been more women and girls arriving as migrants in NZ and being at risk of poor health in comparison with their male counterparts. Secondly, studies on infectious diseases take precedence over other health problems. Thirdly, research methodologies used to collect data may not be relevant to the cultural and traditional customs of the migrant populations. Furthermore, a number of research findings implemented have failed to meet the needs of NZ migrants. Lastly, policy initiatives are inclined more towards supporting health practitioners and lack a migrant centred approach. What is already known about this topic? Despite NZ becoming more ethnically and linguistically diverse, there is limited literature on the health of migrants living in NZ. What this paper adds? This integrative literature review provides a critical overview of refugee and migrant health in NZ through reviewing and critiquing the current literature available. This paper identifies research trends, the general health of migrants in NZ, recommendations that could inform future migrant and refugee health research and health policies and initiatives to ensure effective and relevant health service provision to migrants.en_NZ
dc.publisherPeerJ Inc.en_NZ
dc.relation.urihttps://peerj.com/articles/5184/
dc.rights© 2018 Kanengoni et al. This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, reproduction and adaptation in any medium and for any purpose provided that it is properly attributed. For attribution, the original author(s), title, publication source (PeerJ) and either DOI or URL of the article must be cited.
dc.subjectImmigrant; Refugee; Healthcare; Health policy; New Zealand; Migrant; Health
dc.titleSetting the Stage: Reviewing Current Knowledge on the Health of New Zealand Immigrants-an Integrative Reviewen_NZ
dc.typeJournal Article
dc.rights.accessrightsOpenAccessen_NZ
dc.identifier.doi10.7717/peerj.5184en_NZ
aut.relation.endpage20
aut.relation.issue8en_NZ
aut.relation.startpage1
aut.relation.volume2018en_NZ
pubs.elements-id343666
aut.relation.journalPeerJen_NZ


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