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How to Find the Right Home Care Services for Migrant Patients

By Dr. Hernandez | October 11, 2018

Home care services are an excellent alternative for people who need assistance on a regular basis, be it for health reasons, or because of age. Access to such services, however, may prove problematic for migrants.   Why Hire Home Care Services Providers There can be many reasons why you’d need services provided at home, but…

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What Is Case Management and How Does It Affect Migrants

By Dr. Hernandez | September 26, 2018

Case management is an integral component of the health care system, designed to deliver services to the enrolled patients in a holistic, cost-effective manner while preserving the quality of care. The matter, however, becomes a bit trickier for migrants who run into various challenges when seeking physical or mental care like access to health insurance,…

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Issues Surrounding Work-Related Injuries for Migrants

By Dr. Hernandez | September 24, 2018

  One of the truths that seem universally accepted in the United States is employers are morally, ethically, and legally obligated to provide their employees with a safe working environment. From the Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) to industry-specific regulations, all the way to lawsuits and work injury settlements, there are many systems in…

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Migrant Labor and the Occupational Health Standard in the United States

By Dr. Hernandez | August 30, 2018

  According to the National Center for Farmworker Health, most farmworkers in the United States—72 percent—were born in foreign countries. By far the most common nationality for migrant labor in the U.S. is Mexican: 68 percent of all farmworkers in the country are Mexican-born. Farming isn’t the only industry dominated by this type of labor,…

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How a Physical Injury at Work Affects Emotional Health As Well

By Dr. Hernandez | August 28, 2018

Dealing with Depression After a Physical Injury at Work Migrant workers are amongst the most vulnerable members of society in the US. They routinely face adverse conditions such as poverty, lack of adequate housing, isolation from their community and families, and exclusion from medical services due to their migrant/illegal immigrant status. To make matters worse,…

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The Daily Lives of Migrant Workers: Most Common Injuries Sustained on the Job

By Dr. Hernandez | August 8, 2018

  The International Labour Organization estimated that around 4% of the world population are migrant workers who leave their home country to search for work. The immigration status of a migrant worker can be legal or illegal. Undocumented immigrants are individuals who enter another country such as the U.S. without legal permission or fail to…

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Ensuring the Right Case Management Process for Immigrant Patients

By Dr. Hernandez | August 3, 2018

Immigrants from around the world require culturally responsive evaluation and treatment planning for their medical needs. However, factors like the language barrier, poor health insurance policies, and immigration status are frequently not taken into account. The answer to incorporating the best medical repatriation practices for immigration lies in efficient case management process in social work…

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How Mexico Hospitals Are Assisting with Medical Repatriation in the USA

By Dr. Hernandez | July 23, 2018

Mexico hospitals are playing an important role in the medical repatriation of immigrant patients located in US and Canadian hospitals.  Most of the time, patients are illegal immigrants without any medical insurance and ability to pay.  Hospitals in the USA are legally required to treat all medical emergency patients until they are in a stable…

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Health Analysis – Healthcare Costs in Mexico vs. United States

By Dr. Hernandez | June 22, 2018

In the United States, immigrants make up about 13% of the total population. Health care facilities fail to provide adequate care to immigrants, especially undocumented immigrants. In addition, workers on temporary visas and legal permanent residents, who do not yet qualify for support are finding it hard to seek care. Finally, the consequences of insufficient…

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Exploring the Choices: Healthcare for Migrants

By Dr. Hernandez | May 24, 2018

In today’s society immigration health care is a major cause for concern. Low-income immigrants lack health insurance. This is due to inadequacy in their access to public insurance like Medicaid or Children’s Health insurance program as well as private job-based health insurance.  Immigrants are often associated with jobs in low insurance coverage sectors like agriculture,…

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