Journal article

South Sudanese perceptions of health and illness in South Australia

William Wingard Mude, Christopher M Fisher, Roslyn Le Gautier, Jack Wallace, Jacqueline A Richmond

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF MIGRATION HEALTH AND SOCIAL CARE | EMERALD GROUP PUBLISHING LTD | Published : 2020

Abstract

Purpose South Sudanese people form the largest number of resettled refugees in Australia between 2003 and 2004. This study aims to explore how this community understands and responds to health and illness. No study has specifically examined the concept of health and illness in the broader socio-cultural context of the South Sudanese people in Australia. Design/methodology/approach The design was a qualitative study using interviews and focus group discussions with 33 South Sudanese people in Adelaide, South Australia. Participants were asked to reflect on their understanding of health and illness and influences on their access and use of health and other services. Data were electronically a..

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