Bukola Salami, RN, PhD; Kathleen Hegadoren, RN, PhD; Anna Kirova, PhD; Salima Meherali, RN, MN, PhD; Christina Nsaliwa, PhD; & Yvonne Chiu, LLD
Social Work in Health Care, https://doi.org/10.1080/00981389.2017.1379458 (Published Sep 2017).
Like our other recent highlighted articles, this one again focuses on Alberta, Canada. This research was an exploratory study into the health and wellbeing of temporary foreign workers (TFWs) in the province.
They asked two primary research questions:
The authors found that stakeholders perceive TFWs as experiencing several different types of specific health challenges: mental health, family health, and occupational health. They also found that workers confront barriers in accessing mental health services as well as the fact that income and social status are social determinants of health.
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