Resources for Teaching and Learning about Immigrant Health Care in Health Professions Education

Immigration Special Issue; American Medical Association Journal of Ethics 21, no. 1 (2019): E50-57.

Posted: 29 Sep 2020

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Nancy Berlinger

The Hastings Center

Rachel Zacharias

University of Pennsylvania Law School

Date Written: January 1, 2019

Abstract

How to provide good care to uninsured undocumented immigrants who are broadly excluded from federally funded health benefits in the United States can raise ethical challenges for clinicians. The chilling effect of current immigration enforcement policies on health care access affects other immigrant populations and US citizens in mixed-status families. In the current political environment, students in health professions, house staff and other early career professionals, and teachers and mentors in health care settings that serve low-income immigrant populations need a shared understanding of how to provide good care under changing and challenging conditions. This article suggests key resources for clinical teaching and learning and for self-directed learning and reflection, with special attention to the “public charge” rule and its effects on immigrant health.

Suggested Citation

Berlinger, Nancy and Zacharias, Rachel, Resources for Teaching and Learning about Immigrant Health Care in Health Professions Education (January 1, 2019). Immigration Special Issue; American Medical Association Journal of Ethics 21, no. 1 (2019): E50-57. , Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3672656

Nancy Berlinger

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