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Weishaar (2008) Consequences of international migration: A qualitative study on stress among Polish migrant workers in Scotland

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Weishaar (2008) produces a study which highlights the specific health service needs of Polish migrants to Scotland. To a great degree, Polish migrants access the health service for treatment for complaints resulting from the strain caused by adjustments necessarily made over the course of transition from one country (and culture) to another. These processes increase levels of migrant stress and vulnerability. Weishaar (2008) utilises data gathered from focus groups and interviews to show that some of the stress Polish migrants face is caused by attempts to cope with a new environment. This strain is exacerbated by cultural and communication difficulties. See also the study by Weishaar (2010) which provides further examples of the difficulties faced by Polish economic migrants to Edinburgh trying to cope with migration. A report by Love et al. (2007) examines the specific health needs of Polish migrants in Aberdeenshire and NHS Grampian region.

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Weishaar, H. B. (2008) Consequences of international migration: A qualitative study on stress among Polish migrant workers in Scotland. Public Health, Vol.122(11), pp.1250-1256.

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