TITLE

Doctors within borders: meeting the health care needs of migrant farm workers in Canada

AUTHOR(S)
Pysklywec, Michael; McLaughlin, Janet; Tew, Michelle; Haines, Ted
PUB. DATE
June 2011
SOURCE
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;6/14/2011, Vol. 183 Issue 9, p1039
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article offers information on the access of health care services among the migrant farm workers in Canada. It states that most of Canada's migrant workers are entitled to receive health care benefits, as well as workers' compensation. It mentions common farm worker's diseases including musculoskeletal injury, mental health disorders, and sexual health. It also discusses various barriers for the worker's health care access including language, working day duration, and lack of transportation.
ACCESSION #
63202643

 

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