Access and utilization of social and health services as a social determinant of health: The case of undocumented Latin American immigrant women working in Lleida (Catalonia, Spain)
Fecha de publicación2015
MetadatosMostrar el registro completo del ítem
Although Spain has social and healthcare systems based on universal coverage, little is known about how undocumented immigrant women access and utilise them. This is particularly true in the case of Latin Americans who are overrepresented in the informal labour market, taking on traditionally female
roles of caregivers and cleaners in private homes. This study describes access and utilisation of social and healthcare services by undocumented Latin American women working and living in rural and urban areas, and the barriers these women may face. An exploratory qualitative study was designed with 12 in-depth interviews with Latin American women living and working in three different settings: an urban city, a rural city and rural villages in the Pyrenees. Interviews were recorded, transcribed and analysed, yielding four key themes: health is a tool for work which worsens due to precarious working conditions; lack of legal status traps Latin American women in precarious jobs; lack of access to and use of social services; and limited access to and use of healthcare services. While residing and working in different areas of the province impacted the utilisation of services, working conditions was the main barrier experienced by the participants. In conclusion, decent working conditions are the key to ensuring undocumented immigrant women's right to social and healthcare. To create a pathway to immigrant women's health promotion, the 'trap of illegality' should be challenged and the impact of being considered 'illegal' should be considered as a social determinant of health, even where the right to access services is legal
Es parte deHealth & Social Care in The Community, 2015, p. 1-11
Showing items related by title, author, creator and subject.
Access to and use of sexual and reproductive health services provided by midwives among rural immigrant women in Spain: midwives’ perspectives Otero García, Laura; Goicolea, Isabel; Gea Sánchez, Montserrat; Sanz-Barbero, Belen (Co-Action Publishing, 2013)Background: There is insufficient information regarding access and participation of immigrant women in Spain in sexual and reproductive health programs. Recent studies show their lower participation rate in gynecological ...
The Law of the State against the Law of Nurses: a study on the access to and utilization of health and social services by undocumented immigrant women in Spain Gea Sánchez, Montserrat (Universitat de Lleida, 2015-12-10)
Gea Sánchez, Montserrat; Terés Vidal, Lourdes; Briones Vozmediano, Erica Tula; Molina, Fidel; Gastaldo, Denise; Otero García, Laura (Elsevier, 2015)Objetivo: Evidenciar los conflictos éticos que pueden surgir entre los discursos legal y ético, a través deexplorar el contenido del Real Decreto-Ley 16/2012 que modifica la ley sanitaria en Espa˜na y los códigoséticos.Método: ...