Projekt

Daten zum Projekt

Multilingualism in providing quality mental health care to migrants needs, resources and practices (MiM2M)

Initiative: Globale Herausforderungen
Ausschreibung: Mobility - Global Medicine and Health Research
Bewilligung: 03.12.2021
Laufzeit: 4 Jahre

Projektinformationen

Despite many calls for cultural competence training, mitigation of language-related barriers in migrant health care remains largely neglected in research, education and practice. The aim of this interdisciplinary project (Cultural Psychology, Public and Global Mental Health, Intercultural Communication and Linguistics) is to investigate and develop improvements to communication between (mental) health care providers ((M)HCP) and migrants who experience mental disorders and do not (sufficiently) speak the languages of the health care professionals, ultimately enhancing the quality of mental health care. Case studies will be conducted in the Netherlands, Germany, Romania, China and South Africa.The research will focus on the different levels of Bronfenbrenner's ecological framework for human development considering their inherent interrelatedness. The project team aims for: (1) identification of current policies and practices of health care systems in multilingual settings, on a macro- and meso-level; (2) assessment of barriers and resources in the communication on a micro and meso-level from perspectives of (M)HCP, patients and relatives; (3) quality assessment on technological devices and their applicability; (4) recommendations for (M)HCP addressing language und cultural capacity gaps in providing services to people with mental disorders, and information tools for migrants towards coping mechanisms in multilingual health care provider-patient settings (e.g. learning video, podcast); (5) development and pilot-testing of a training for local (M)HCP to strengthen contextually appropriate multilingual health communication; (6) dissemination of the results in scientific publications; final conference. The team will conduct a scoping literature review study and will use semi-structured interview methods as well as focus group discussions following ethical protocols. The final intervention will be evaluated according to a mixed methods design.

Projektbeteiligte

  • Prof. Dr. Mike Mösko

    Universitätsklinikum Hamburg-Eppendorf
    Zentrum für Psychosoziale Medizin
    Institut und Poliklinik für Medizinische
    Psychologie
    Hamburg

  • Prof. Leslie Swartz

    Stellenbosch University
    Department of Psychology
    Alan J Flisher Centre for Public Mental Health
    Stellenbosch
    Südafrika

  • Prof. Dr. Razvan Mircea Chereches

    Universitatea Babes-Bolyai
    Department of Public Health
    College of Political, Administrative and
    Communication Sciences
    Cluj-Napoca
    Rumänien

  • Prof. Dr. Brian James Hall

    NYU Shanghai
    School of Global Public Health
    Pudong New District, Shanghai
    China (Volksrepublik)

  • Prof. Dr. Ted Sanders

    Utrecht University
    Faculty of Humanities
    Utrecht institute of Linguistics OTS
    Department of Languages, Literature and
    Communication
    Utrecht
    Niederlande