The access to healthcare for asylum seekers in Italy: disparities between legislation and practice

Informace o vysokoškolské kvalifikační práci

Název práce:
The access to healthcare for asylum seekers in Italy: disparities between legislation and practice
Autor práce:
Rossetti, Elisa
Typ práce:
Diplomová práce / info:eu-repo/semantics/masterThesis
Vedoucí práce:
Štěrbová, Ludmila
Osoba oponující práci:
Zeitel Bank, Natascha
Jazyk práce:
Asylum seekers are a socially excluded migrant population, presenting specific healthcare needs, which are often not acknowledged, nor properly addressed by national and European laws. Hailing from areas with poor sanitary attention, exposed to violence during the journey, they arrive to Italy with a high health vulnerability. The aim of this thesis is to find the discrepancies between the legislation providing healthcare access to the asylum seekers, in compliance with the fundamental human rights, and the practical healthcare responses in the Italian context of the North African Emergency (2011-2013), relying on a systematic literature review. The emergency-driven responses to the asylum inflow resulted in a heterogeneous reception and healthcare assistance, as the Italian asylum legislation focuses more on asylum procedures than healthcare, which remains regionally fragmented too. Asylum seekers faced discrimination and barriers in accessing healthcare, mainly due to information, linguistic and bureaucratic difficulties. Therefore, NGOs and associations intervened locally to fill the gap left by the institutional response, with a better focus on the social determinants of health and the importance of social integration as well. After 2013, better reception conditions were formulated and the legislation revised. However, the difference between legislation and practice on the asylum seekers healthcare access constitutes a human rights violation still present nowadays. Clearer approaches should be developed to address the issue uniformly.
Klíčová slova:
fundamental human rights; healthcare; health; asylum seekers; Italy; North African Emergency

Informace o studiu

Studijní program a Studijní obor:
Mezinárodní ekonomické vztahy/International Business - Central European Business Realities
Typ studijního programu:
Magisterský navazující studijní program
Jméno přidělované hodnosti:
Instituce přidělující hodnost:
University of Economics, Prague
Název fakulty:
Faculty of International Relations
Název katedry:
Department of International Trade
Instituce archivující a zpřístupňující VŠKP:
University of Economics, Prague

Informace o odevzdání a obhajobě

Datum zadání práce:
24. 3. 2016
Datum podání práce:
15. 6. 2016
Datum obhajoby:

Soubory ke stažení

Hlavní práce:
57133_rose00.pdf [5,57 MB]
46050_Zeitel Bank.pdf [875,92 kB]
Hodnocení vedoucího:
57133_sterbovl.pdf [62,17 kB]

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