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Health and Wellbeing Issues Facing Intermarried Filipino Women in Rural Tasmania


Hannah, C and Le, Q, Health and Wellbeing Issues Facing Intermarried Filipino Women in Rural Tasmania, Health and Well-Being: A Social and Cultural Perspective, Nova Science Publishers, Q Le (ed), New York, pp. 173-184. ISBN 9781611226485 (2011) [Research Book Chapter]

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Health and wellbeing are among the most important aspects of life for intermarried Filipino women who left their country to live with their husbands in a different environment and culture. In the process of acculturation into the new environment, their health and wellbeing could be at risk. This chapter reports on a study on the health and wellbeing issues facing intermarried Filipino women in rural Tasmania. The study used interviews as the data collection tool. The interview approach was chosen as it could capture the lived experiences of intermarried Filipino women. The findings of this study identified different health and wellbeing issues facing Filipino women in interracial and cross-cultural marriages. It also provided some insights for health providers about Filipino women’s experiences and concerns in their new lives in rural Tasmania

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Item Type:Research Book Chapter
Keywords:health and wellbeing, intermarriage, Filipino women.
Research Division:Education
Research Group:Specialist studies in education
Research Field:Specialist studies in education not elsewhere classified
Objective Division:Health
Objective Group:Specific population health (excl. Indigenous health)
Objective Field:Rural and remote area health
UTAS Author:Hannah, C (Dr Chona Hannah)
UTAS Author:Le, Q (Dr Quynh Le)
ID Code:69908
Year Published:2011
Deposited By:UTAS Centre for Rural Health
Deposited On:2011-05-24
Last Modified:2017-11-06
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