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Mental health challenges of young labor migrants from the healthcare professionals perspective : Lessons learned from a multi‐country meeting

Mental health challenges of young labor migrants from the healthcare professionals perspective : Lessons learned from a multi‐country meeting


Title: Mental health challenges of young labor migrants from the healthcare professionals perspective : Lessons learned from a multi‐country meeting
Author: Princeton, Daisy Michelle
Bregård, Ida Marie
Annion, Marianne
Shooghi, Gine
Rom, Gitte
Örlygsdóttir, Brynja
Sigurðardóttir, Hildur
Kuismin, Riita
Korhonen, Joonas
Kisa, Sezer
Date: 2021-09-21
Language: English
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Department: Faculty of Nursing
Series: Sustainability (Switzerland); 13(18)
ISSN: 2071-1050
DOI: https://doi.org/10.3390/su131810482
Subject: Nemendur; Heilbrigðisvísindi; Geðheilsa; Innflytjendur; Health care students; Immigrants; Mental health; Young laborers; Geography, Planning and Development; Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment; Environmental Science (miscellaneous); Energy Engineering and Power Technology; Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law
URI: https://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11815/2766

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Princeton , D M , Bregård , I M , Annion , M , Shooghi , G , Rom , G , Örlygsdóttir , B , Sigurðardóttir , H , Kuismin , R , Korhonen , J & Kisa , S 2021 , ' Mental health challenges of young labor migrants from the healthcare professionals perspective : Lessons learned from a multi‐country meeting ' , Sustainability (Switzerland) , vol. 13 , no. 18 , 10482 . https://doi.org/10.3390/su131810482

Abstract:

The mental health of young labor immigrants (YLI’s) is a public health issue that has become notably more apparent during the COVID‐19 pandemic. It is well established in the literature that most YLI’s are young and healthy when they arrive in the host country. However, due to the poor living and working conditions, as well as linguistic and socioeconomic barriers to health care in the host country, their physical and mental health often deteriorates. Between 1 March 2021 and 5 March 2021, a virtual meeting was organized by Oslo Metropolitan University in collaboration with the Nordic Council of Ministers mobility and network program for education in the Nordic and Baltic countries (Nordplus). It consisted of a multidisciplinary team of 26 participants from Nordic and Baltic countries. Topics included working and living conditions of YLI’s, prejudices towards immigrants, and mental health‐related interventions for YLI’s in the participating countries. This paper draws attention to some of the mental health challenges and needs of YLI’s and to the suggestions gathered from the Nordplus meeting to combat these challenges from a healthcare professional’s perspective.

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Funding: This meeting was funded by NordPlus Higher Education (NPEH‐2018/10058). Institutional Review Board Statement: Not applicable. Informed Consent Statement: Not applicable. Data Availability Statement: Not applicable. Conflicts of Interest: The authors declare no conflict of interest. Publisher Copyright: © 2021 by the authors. Licensee MDPI, Basel, Switzerland.

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