Good article for healthcare professionals regarding the care of illegal immigrants by physicians. All humans deserve respect and dignity in their care and even though undocumented, immigrants still need a standard of excellence in their care. How to go about this is addressed in this article.
The article, “How can physicians care, and advocate for, undocumented immigrants?” from the American Medical Association states,
“About 11 million undocumented people are living in the U.S. today. This is one of the country’s most vulnerable populations because they frequently do not have access to health insurance and can be afraid to present for care. Physicians should understand the ethical issues that arise when supporting and caring for undocumented immigrants, refugees and asylees. Just as important, physicians and other health professionals should be aware of how to advocate for these patients, including through self-education, education of trainees, in the exam room and on Capitol Hill.”
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With the issue of illegal immigration being center stage in our nation, this will continue to be a subject in the healthcare sector. It is important that healthcare providers are up to date on their legal and ethical obligations. Please also review our Healthcare Nursing Certifications offered at AIHCP. The programs range from Nursing Case Management to Legal Nurse Consulting.