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
Date Written: January 1, 2019
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.
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