Forty years fast forward: Vietnamese refugees in the United States with comments on their cancer care

Phuong L. Nguyen, Aminah Jatoi

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Abstract

The arrival of war refugees from Vietnam into the United States took place in stages and were prompted to leave in large part because of the war in Vietnam. [Karnow, New York: Penguin, 1977]. Today, Vietnamese Americans comprise 2 million people. This chapter describes some of the circumstances related to their arrival in the United States, and preliminary data on their perceptions of medical care as relevant to cancer care.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationCancer Care in Countries and Societies in Transition: Individualized Care in Focus
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
Pages417-425
Number of pages9
ISBN (Electronic)9783319229126
ISBN (Print)9783319229119
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2016

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Keywords

  • Boat people
  • Community partner
  • Cultural sensitivity
  • Language translation
  • North Vietnam
  • Refugee
  • South Vietnam
  • United States
  • Vietnam War
  • Vietnamese

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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Nguyen, P. L., & Jatoi, A. (2016). Forty years fast forward: Vietnamese refugees in the United States with comments on their cancer care. In Cancer Care in Countries and Societies in Transition: Individualized Care in Focus (pp. 417-425). Springer International Publishing. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-22912-6_27