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Health Practices: Western Europe
(1,830 words)

In our time of globalization and migration the structures of public health services in Western Europe must be adapted to the new developments in society. Scientific medical research has proved that the provision of medical care for migrants is woefully inadequate. Women, children, youth, and elderly women from Islamic cultures are especially at risk due to such factors as low levels of education, inadequate mastery of the new language, and poor financial situation. To meet the demands of a plural society, the structure of the medical system must be changed.

Various Western European c…

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Jörg, Theresia, “Health Practices: Western Europe”, in: Encyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures, General Editor Suad Joseph. Consulted online on 09 February 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1872-5309_ewic_EWICCOM_0175f>
First published online: 2009

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