Global Migration is giving rise to increasingly multi-ethnic societies worldwide. One of the consequences of this migration is the effect it has on the health and morbidity of immigrants and refugees. Immigrants and refugees often have disease patterns that differ from those of the majority population, and they often experience barriers in access to healthcare that are unlike those the majority population experience. This creates exceptional challenges for health services and health professionals.
The Danish Research Centre for Migration, Ethnicity and Health (MESU) both initiates and conducts its own research and contributes to the development of others' research in the field through professional guidance and advice.
In addition, the centre contributes to establishing professional networks for Danish and international researchers through regular research seminars and academic meetings, exchange of information on research initiatives and information about on-going activities in Denmark.
Research activities focus overall on: 1) Migrants' and ethnic minorities' health and disease patterns, and 2) The structure, function and efficacy of health services in relation to migrants and ethnic minorities.
New publication: Readiness for cancer rehabilitation in Denmark: protocol for a cross-sectional mixed methods study. This study aims to provide insight into the current organisation and practice of cancer rehabilitation in Denmark with special emphasis placed on the assessment of patients needs and availability of services across the cancer treatment trajectory. Click here to read the article.
New publication: The practice of hope: a longitudinal, multi-perspective qualitative study among South Asian Sikhs and Muslims with life-limiting illness in Scotland. Life-limiting illness profoundly shakes our life story and the future we envision for ourselves and those we love (Bury 1982). This paper is about what is at stake for those who suffer, how they make sense of illness and the prospect of death, and the way notions of hope are articulated in this process. Click here to read the article.
New article: Issues to Consider When Measuring and Applying Socioeconomic Position Quantitatively in Immigrant Health Research
The relationship between migration and health is complex, yet, immigrant-related inequalities in health are largely influenced by socioeconomic position. Drawing upon previous findings, this paper discusses issues to consider when measuring and applying socioeconomic position in quantitative immigrant health research. Click here to read the article.
New Master's Degree:
Master of Arts (MA) in Advanced Migration Studies.
What are the causes, patterns and effects of international migration? What has been the fate of refugees seeking to escape the conflicts in Northern Africa and the Middle East? How will global warming affect human mobility in the future? More information about the new MA can be found here.