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Politics Of Policy Framing: Canadian Immigrants And Type II Diabetes

Politics Of Policy Framing: Canadian Immigrants And Type II Diabetes

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Title: Politics Of Policy Framing: Canadian Immigrants And Type II Diabetes
Author: Siddiqui, Sara
Abstract: Type II diabetes is a chronic condition that has earlier incidence and higher prevalence in the Canadian visible immigrant population as compared to Canadian born and European immigrants. This critical literature review sought to analyze causal theories and policy recommendations concerning the increased risk of diabetes among Canadian visible immigrants. Scholarly articles retrieved from the last 10 years revealed an emphasis on the biomedical and behavioural paradigms of health. The dominant approach for addressing diabetes was targeting behavioural change and offering ethno-specific healthcare based interventions. This review revealed the prevalence of a narrow view of risk factors as well as a gap in recognizing social and public policy determinants of immigrant health. Despite widespread evidence of the social determinants of health, ideological and political barriers prevent any concrete discourse and policy action on these fronts. Health research should emphasize the importance of economic and social integration for Canadian immigrant health.
Subject: Type II diabetes
Canadian immigrant health
social determinants of health
economic and social integration
Type: Major Research Paper
Rights: The copyright for the paper content remains with the author.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10315/33130
Date: 2017-03-22

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