How Dutch Health-care Neglects Super-diversity
Humanities and Social Sciences
Volume 7, Issue 4, July 2019, Pages: 125-131
Received: Jun. 19, 2019; Accepted: Jul. 18, 2019; Published: Jul. 31, 2019
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Carl Hermann Dino Steinmetz, Expats & Immigrants Besloten Vennootschap, Amsterdam, Netherlands
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Abstract
This article is about super-diverse ’healthcare. According to the Dutch ‘Centraal Bureau voor de Statistiek (CBS)’ 23.12% of the Dutch population comes from a country other than the Netherlands [1]. Large groups of immigrants in the Netherlands are now Indonesian, Surinamese, Turkish, Moroccan and Polish. The CBS is concerned about the (physical and mental) health of non-Western immigrants in comparison to the original Dutch [1]. In this article a proposal is made for the reorganization of psychological health care that does justice to our super-diverse society. The building blocks of this proposal come from legislation, international and national guidelines, transcultural psychiatry, and the results of scientific and practical research in healthcare. A prominent place has been given in this proposal for the concepts of 'ethnic matching' and 'all-inclusive multiculturalism' in the workplace. All-inclusive multiculturalism is about the necessity to introduce just and tolerant social super-diversity in the workplace.
Keywords
Multilingualism, Super Diverse Healthcare, Disease Narratives, Cultural Explanation, Holism, Collectivism
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Carl Hermann Dino Steinmetz, How Dutch Health-care Neglects Super-diversity, Humanities and Social Sciences. Vol. 7, No. 4, 2019, pp. 125-131. doi: 10.11648/j.hss.20190704.11
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