Advocacy in the health care for Arab-speaking immigrants in U.S.A.

Advocacyin the health care for Arab-speaking immigrants in U.S.A.

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22October 2015

Advocacyfor the health cares for Arab-speaking immigrants in the U.S

Asthe task of navigating the health care in America is gaining itspopularity, it is viewed as a complex situation. Theoretically, manyscholars have touched on the topic or the subject of promoting thehealth care system. These studies have been conducted in the form ofjournals, newspapers and internet information by different peoplewith the aim of advocating for the elimination of disparities in thehealth system in America. According to (Al-Krenawi,&amp Graham, 2007)immigrants in America mostly Arab-speaking faces a lot of challengein the process of accessing the health care services. CulturallyCompetence in Healthcare, he has identified the major causes ofhealthcare disparities in the healthcare system(Al-Krenawi, &amp Graham, 2007).Therefore, the prime goal of this paper is to highlight analyticallysome of the ways that can be used in eliminating health caredisparities faced by the Arab-American community in America asdiscussed in the article Culturally Competence in Healthcare.

Reflectionson cultural competency (2012)state that health care system in America has a potential role ofserving its diverse community. However, in this article, (reflectionson cultural competency 2012)it is said that the Arab-speaking community faces a lot of problemsmostly from the service providers as they are arrogant to people fromdifferent cultures. One of the keys area the author touched regardinghow to combat healthcare disparities is language. The articlearticulate that language is key to health care system. For languageto succeed the health care system, organizations such as languageline service should integrate with the healthcare institution.

Furtherstate that, for the Arab-American community to fully access thehealth services, the healthcare department should incorporate theimmigrants group. The article clearly indicates that incorporatingthe immigrant community with the health care institution will improvethe organization henceforth, diminishing the case of disparities. This is well supported by the social organizations (Laffrey,Meleis, Lipson, Solomon, &amp Omidian, 2009).


Culturalfault lines in healthcare: reflections on cultural competency.(2012). ChoiceReviews Online Journal,50(03),50-1491-50-1491.

Al-Krenawi,A., &amp Graham, J. (2007). Culturally Sensitive Social workPractice With Arab Clients in Mental Health Settings.Journal ofHealth&amp Social Work,25(1),9-22.

Laffrey,S., Meleis, A., Lipson, J., Solomon, M., &amp Omidian, P. (2009).Assessing Arab-American health care needs. Journalof SocialScience &amp Medicine,29(7),877-883.