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Exploring barriers to primary care for migrants in Greece in times of austerity: perspectives of service providers

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dc.contributor.author Papadakaki, Maria
dc.contributor.author Lionis, Christos
dc.contributor.author Saridaki, Aristoula
dc.contributor.author Dowrick, Christopher
dc.contributor.author de Brún, Tomas
dc.contributor.author O'Reilly-de Brún, Mary
dc.contributor.author O'Donnell, Catherine A.
dc.contributor.author Burns, Nicola
dc.contributor.author van Weel-Baumgarten, Evelyn
dc.contributor.author van den Muijsenbergh, Maria
dc.contributor.author Spiegel, Wolfgang
dc.contributor.author MacFarlane, Anne E.
dc.date.accessioned 2017-10-11T08:34:13Z
dc.date.available 2017-10-11T08:34:13Z
dc.date.issued 2017
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10344/6144
dc.description peer-reviewed en_US
dc.description.abstract Background: Migration in Europe is increasing at an unprecedented rate. There is an urgentneed to develop ‘migrant-sensitive healthcare systems’. However, there are many barriers to healthcare for migrants. Despite Greece’s recent, significant experiences of inward migration during a period of economic austerity, little is known about Greek primary care service providers’ experiences of delivering care to migrants. Objectives: To identify service providers’ views on the barriers to migrant healthcare. Methods: Qualitative study involving six participatory learning and action (PLA) focus group sessions with nine service providers. Data generation was informed by normalization process theory (NPT). Thematic analysis was applied to identify barriers to efficient migrant healthcare. Results: Three main provider and system-related barriers emerged: (a) emphasis on major challenges in healthcare provision, (b) low perceived control and effectiveness to support migrant healthcare, and (c) attention to impoverished local population. Conclusion: The study identified major provider and system-related barriers in the provision of primary healthcare to migrants. It is important for the healthcare system in Greece to provide appropriate supports for communication in cross-cultural consultations for its diversifying population. en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher Taylor & Francis en_US
dc.relation info:eu-repo/grantAgreement/EC/FP7/257258
dc.relation.ispartofseries European Journal of General Practice;23, 1, 128–134
dc.subject migrants en_US
dc.subject primary healthcare en_US
dc.subject capacity en_US
dc.subject attitudes en_US
dc.subject financial crisis en_US
dc.title Exploring barriers to primary care for migrants in Greece in times of austerity: perspectives of service providers en_US
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article en_US
dc.type.supercollection all_ul_research en_US
dc.type.supercollection ul_published_reviewed en_US
dc.identifier.doi 10.1080/13814788.2017.1307336
dc.contributor.sponsor ERC en_US
dc.relation.projectid 257258 en_US
dc.rights.accessrights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess en_US
dc.internal.rssid 2710908


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