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My heart has no hurt: the health of young immigrants
Public Health Center, Norrbotten County Council, Luleå.
Health Counselor in Luleå.
School of Health and Welfare, Halmstad University.
Luleå tekniska universitet, Institutionen för hälsovetenskap, Hälsa och rehabilitering.ORCID-id: 0000-0002-3876-7202
2018 (Engelska)Ingår i: International Journal of Migration, Health and Social Care, ISSN 1747-9894, E-ISSN 2042-8650, Vol. 14, nr 3, s. 290-304Artikel i tidskrift (Refereegranskat) Published
Abstract [en]

Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to explore health from the perspective of young immigrants in Sweden.

Design/methodology/approach

A total of 25 newly arrived young immigrants attending Swedish language classes in northern Sweden participated by drawing and writing open letters. They continued the open-ended sentence “Now I’ll draw and describe a day when I was feeling good, that was […].”

Findings

The phenomenological analysis resulted in three themes: longing to be in control for a better life, searching for power in the good and the bad, and striving for a sense of belonging in the new society. The findings illuminate young immigrants’ perspectives of a health-promoting everyday life consisting of agency, reflection and a sense of community. The findings also highlight the young immigrants’ experiences when health-promoting aspects are lacking, characterized by disillusionment, anxiety and loneliness. The findings are discussed with health promotion, health literacy and young immigrants in mind.

Practical implications

According to young immigrants, meeting basic needs such as food, sleep and housing is health promoting but easily taken for granted. Being able to have a say in matters concerning everyday life, social inclusion and finding power in memories – positive and negative – can promote health in young immigrants.

Originality/value

The young immigrants were able to communicate via drawings and words to overcome language barriers.

Ort, förlag, år, upplaga, sidor
Emerald Group Publishing Limited, 2018. Vol. 14, nr 3, s. 290-304
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URN: urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-70234DOI: 10.1108/IJMHSC-02-2018-0004ISI: 000444238100006Scopus ID: 2-s2.0-85052139558OAI: oai:DiVA.org:ltu-70234DiVA, id: diva2:1236975
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Validerad;2018;Nivå 2;2018-10-08 (johcin)

Tillgänglig från: 2018-08-07 Skapad: 2018-08-07 Senast uppdaterad: 2018-10-08Bibliografiskt granskad

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