Undocumented Migrants' Access to Healthcare in Germany: Limitations and Strategies

Kunwar, Rajiv

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Healthcare for undocumented residents in a country like Germany which is known for its rather restrictive immigration policies has been a complex issue for quite some time. Through the case study of Punjabi undocumented migrants from South Asia, this paper attempts to highlight several constraints and limitations of this population in accessing healthcare as well as the dilemma faced by the medical fraternity and voluntary healthcare workers in serving such people due to the paradoxical nature of the legal situation. A detailed analysis of the healthcare situation of undocumented immigrants is given based on an elaborate account of the consequences of lack of proper medical care. Further, suitable recommendations for the improvement of these migrants’ access to medical services as suggested by health professionals are presented

Document type: Master thesis
Date: 2010
Version: Primary publication
Date Deposited: 15 April 2010
Faculties / Institutes: Universitäten / Institute > South Asia Institute / Department of Ethnology
DDC-classification: Medical sciences Medicine
Controlled Subjects: Deutschland, Einwanderer, Medizinische Versorgung
Uncontrolled Keywords: Deutschland , Migranten , Gesundheitsversorgung , Krankenversorgung , Medizinische Versorgung, Germany , Migrants , Healthcare
Subject (classification): Medicine
Countries/Regions: other countries
Series: Subjects > Health and Society in South Asia Series
Volume: 3