A Narrative Inquiry into the Experiences of Accessing and Participating in Healthcare of Syrian Women who Arrived in Canada as Refugees

  • Author / Creator
    Malloy, Alix, H
  • Gaps in healthcare exist for newcomers, with many experiencing poor quality healthcare compared to the general population. Immigrant and refugee women are particularly disadvantaged and often experience unmet health needs. Despite this, there is a lack of research inquiring into the experiences of refugee women when accessing and participating in healthcare in their host country. I conducted a narrative inquiry study into the experiences of two Syrian refugee women of childbearing age when accessing and participating in healthcare in their host country. Narrative inquiry is a way to inquire into experiences as stories lived and told. By attending to these stories, I gained a better understanding of the complexities surrounding their experiences of healthcare in Canada. By engaging in telling and retelling these stories across time, place and social contexts various narrative threads emerged. The threads that resonated across the experiences of both participants included intentionality and good care, as well as agency and action.

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  • Graduation date
    Fall 2022
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  • Degree
    Master of Nursing
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