Transcultural Nursing There is a large influx of immigrants into Canada each year made up of refugees seeking asylum from war torn nations, people leaving their home countries because of persecution and families seeking a better life as immigrants. About 230,000 immigrants come to Canada each year and of these approximately half of them are women (Hyman, 2003). The social conditions of Canadian immigrants determine the status of their health. The social conditions are influenced by factors such as their income, social support, housing situation and their level of education. The health of immigrants in Canada is also affected by their health behaviors and practices. It has been observed that the state of health of immigrants upon arrival to...The end:
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