The characteristics of multi-cultural families have changed according to rapid increase in their number and the length of stay. In this context, this study aimed to identify health status and health service requirements of women and children of multicultural families and to suggest improvement policies on health service support based on these findings.
For this purpose, this study reviewed health support policies and programs for multicultural families in Korea, Canada and Australia, analyzed health surveys of marriage migrant women, and conducted qualitative research including focus group interview(FGI) and in-depth interview.
This study found several important issues through surveys and statistics. First, a part of marriage migrant women have problems with delayed first pre-natal care during pregnancy, childbirth, postpartum and parenting. Second, marriage migrant women have difficulties and barriers utilizing health care service because of 'communication problems with medical staffs', 'burden of medical expenses', 'lack of understanding medical terms', and 'low health literacy'. Third, not a few of women and children from multicultural families have mental health problems. (The rest is ommitted)
- 다문화가족 여성과 아동의 건강실태 및 건강서비스 지원방안 연구(Health status of marriage immigrant women and children from multicultural families and health policy recommendations)
- 김혜련; 여지영; 정진주; 백소혜
다문화가족 여성과 아동의 건강실태 및 건강서비스 지원방안 연구(Health status of marriage immigrant women and children from multicultural families and health policy recommendations)
|Series Title; No||연구보고서 / 2012-10|
|Subject Country||South Korea(Asia and Pacific)|
|Subject||Social Development < Health|