Accepted Paper:

InterMultiFemina - an anthropological analysis of ethnic minority-women’s narratives about health and general well-being  

Authors:

Stina Lou (University of Aarhus)
Inge Wittrup (Region Midtjylland)

Paper short abstract:

This study of ethnic minority-women’s narratives shows that the women experience unintelligible pains that the healthcare system is not able to recognise or treat. We propose a starting point of a new, mutual understanding between the women and the Danish health care system: InterMultiFemina.

Paper long abstract:

In Denmark, the general discourses on health show a lack of ethnic minority perspective. Especially, ethnic minority women’s perspectives are rarely represented. This study investigates ethnic minority-women’s experiences with health and well-being in the context of migration and exile. The method is participant observation in minority dense communities in the city pf Aarhus, Denmark combined with ten semi-structured interviews with ethnic minority women. The study shows that these women experience unintelligible pains that the Danish health system is not able to recognise or treat. We propose a new understanding of these women and a starting point for a new, mutual understanding between the women and the Danish health care system: InterMultiFemina.

Panel W121
Poster session