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Availability and accessibility of mental health care services for irregular migrants in Barcelona, Spain: Qualitative study
Umeå University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Public Health and Clinical Medicine, Epidemiology and Global Health.
2016 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

Background All human being should enjoy physical, mental and social wellbeing. Irregular migrants, those without legal status in the host country where they live, have a highly vulnerable mental health state. Barcelona as a city in Spain has a specific structure that shapes the availability and accessibility to mental health care services for irregular migrants. The aim of this study is to detangle the role of different stakeholders on the availability and accessibility of mental health care services for irregular migrants in Barcelona.

Methods Four semi-structured interviews were conducted with workers from four stakeholder agencies providing mental health care services in Barcelona (Spain). Informants were recruited regarding their responsibilities in delivering mental health care services for irregular migrants. Conservative content qualitative analysis was used to analyze interviews through Open Code Software. Bronfenbrenner 1989 ecological model was used for organizing the relationship between the different stakeholders on the data analysis.

Results The interviews highlighted relationships between the administration, the non-governmental organizations (NGO) and the Catalan context that shape the availability and accessibility of mental health care services to irregular migrants. The need of legal entitlement to access health care services along with the administrative deficiencies on providing the services created a need of action from non-governmental organizations. These last agencies are leading actors in providing health and social support to irregular migrants. Irregular migrants’ situation is crucial to ensure seek for mental health care services as well as the level of trustiness build inside the Catalan society.

Conclusion Legislations that ensure accessible health services for all are needed. Mental health services with transcultural approaches need to be available. Moreover cooperation among the involved stakeholders for making the already available mental health care services accessible for irregular migrants is needed.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2016. , p. 23
Series
Centre for Public Health Report Series, ISSN 1651-341X ; 2016:47
Keywords [en]
Availability, accessibility, mental health care services, Barcelona, Irregular migrants
National Category
Public Health, Global Health, Social Medicine and Epidemiology
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URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-141299OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-141299DiVA, id: diva2:1153148
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Caritas Internationalis - Barcelona; Centro Exil - Barcelona
Educational program
Master's Programme in Public Health
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Available from: 2017-12-19 Created: 2017-10-27 Last updated: 2017-12-19Bibliographically approved

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