Journal article
Description

This study explores the experiences of refugee Muslim women as they accessed and navigated the healthcare system in Aotearoa New Zealand. A case-oriented approach was used, where semi-structured interviews were carried out with nine Muslim women who arrived in New Zealand as refugees. 

Findings:

The findings of this research identified various structural barriers to accessing healthcare such as cost and issues with interpreters, as well as instances of othering in the healthcare settings experienced by refugee Muslim women. In order to tackle inequity in the health system, structural and institutional barriers need to be addressed first, to prompt other levels of othering and discrimination to reduce over time.

Publication Details
DOI:

10.1080/1177083X.2021.1947330

License type:
CC BY-NC-ND
Access Rights Type:
open