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The experience of nurses working within a voluntary network : A qualitative study of health care for undocumented migrants

Sandblom, Maria and Mangrio, Elisabeth LU (2016) In Scandinavian Journal of Caring Sciences
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Purpose: To illuminate the experience of nurses providing health care to undocumented migrants in a voluntary network. Methods and sample: In a qualitative study, semistructured interviews were conducted with RNs regarding their experience of providing health care to undocumented migrants within a voluntary network. The interview transcripts were analysed using the inductive method of content analysis. Findings: Three main categories emerged - structural inadequacy, ethical dilemmas and challenges, and personal impact and insights. The informants were driven by a strong ethical approach and a great sense of responsibility as human beings and as nurses. Conclusion: Engaging with the voluntary network allowed the informants to cope with... (More)

Purpose: To illuminate the experience of nurses providing health care to undocumented migrants in a voluntary network. Methods and sample: In a qualitative study, semistructured interviews were conducted with RNs regarding their experience of providing health care to undocumented migrants within a voluntary network. The interview transcripts were analysed using the inductive method of content analysis. Findings: Three main categories emerged - structural inadequacy, ethical dilemmas and challenges, and personal impact and insights. The informants were driven by a strong ethical approach and a great sense of responsibility as human beings and as nurses. Conclusion: Engaging with the voluntary network allowed the informants to cope with their frustration and feelings of inadequacy which emerged when confronted with institutionalised injustice in the conventional healthcare system.

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Dilemmas, Ethics, Meaning, Migrants, Undocumented migrants, Voluntary work
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Scandinavian Journal of Caring Sciences
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Wiley-Blackwell
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0283-9318
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10.1111/scs.12343
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English
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  author       = {Sandblom, Maria and Mangrio, Elisabeth},
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  keyword      = {Dilemmas,Ethics,Meaning,Migrants,Undocumented migrants,Voluntary work},
  language     = {eng},
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  series       = {Scandinavian Journal of Caring Sciences},
  title        = {The experience of nurses working within a voluntary network : A qualitative study of health care for undocumented migrants},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/scs.12343},
  year         = {2016},
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