AMA Journal of Ethics tackles health care for undocumented immigrants

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With immigration policies dominating national and local news, the AMA Journal of Ethics devoted its January issue to health care for undocumented immigrants.

Editor's Note: This article originally appeared on the American Medical Association's website

“The health of our immigrant populations is at risk, and it is imperative that physicians are informed about the issues that affect these populations and are equipped to act as effective advocates,” said guest editor Isha Marina Di Bartolo, MD. “Advocacy should begin in medical school where social determinants of health are dissected alongside cadavers, in resident clinic exam rooms where culturally competent care is modelled, in health disparities research institutes, and in social media campaigns where physicians lead the call to action. This issue of the AMA Journal of Ethics hopes to begin conversations about the challenges physicians face in caring for our millions of undocumented immigrants and to empower individual clinicians to be part of the solution.” Click here to continue>>

 

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