Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2018

Abstract

Canada is globally renowned as a nation of newcomers. Every year, around 200,000 immigrants make Canada their new home. As the share of immigrants continues to rise, understanding their systemic health transitions within the country becomes that much more crucial. Immigrant health status and wellbeing is currently discerned as a pressing public health concern. Analysis on immigrant health is critical in not only developing population specific healthcare policies, but also in building viable and resilient communities within Canada. Nonetheless, Canadian immigrants continue to have compromised physical and mental health levels; this reciprocally impacts their quality of life, self-perception and productivity. The purpose of this paper is to examine the mental health outcomes of newly settled migrants and to target specific community mental health nursing interventions aimed at overcoming intrinsic barriers of service access and utilization.

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