Love et al. (2007) Health and ethnicity in Aberdeenshire: a study of Polish in-migrants
This report recognises the specific health needs of migrants who have arrived in Scotland and clearly places migration within the domain of public health. This report focuses on the situation regarding Polish migrants to Aberdeenshire and NHS Grampian region. With health issues for migrants stemming from increased vulnerability, the report discusses some of the existing policies that have been put in place regionally in order to mitigate these issues. These policies have included provision of interpretation services for improved communication, additional training along with active promotion of healthcare within migrant communities. Also see a study on stress among Polish migrant workers in Scotland by Weishaar (2008) and Weishaar (2010) which provides further examples of the difficulties faced by Polish economic migrants trying to cope with the consequences of their migration. Also see MacFarlane et al (2014) for a report on factors that impede the implementation of guidelines and training initiatives designed to make sure healthcare is accessible and suitable for migrant needs.
Love, J. G., Vertigans, S., Domaszk, E., Zdeb, K., Love, A. P. and Sutton, P. W. (2007) Health & ethnicity in Aberdeenshire: a study of Polish in-migrants; a report for the Scottish Health Council. Aberdeen: Robert Gordon University.