Immigration as a Social Determinant of Health
Please read the article by Heide Castaneda and colleagues. As you read, think about how individual level factors are often focused on to the exclusion of social structural factors in understanding and addressing the health challenges faced by patients who are immigrants or refugees. How might some of the social factors nonetheless be useful in the clinical care of patients (i.e. in understanding their diseases, how well they might be able to manage them, etc.)?