Families in Global Transition: Cross cultural health care for expats

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  • I'm in Amsterdam this week, attending the conference of Families in Global Transition. This organization is a "welcoming forum for globally mobile individuals, families, and those working with them."  It promotes cross-sector connections for sharing research and developing best practices that support the growth, success and well-being of people crossing cultures around the world.

    I am presenting the results of our survey on foreigner experiences of the Japanese health care, and using that as a start point, reviewing the cultural, linguistic and practical barriers faced by expats and other mobile populations getting healthcare outside their home countries.

    The presentation slides are in a PDF file below.

    I am also launching BETWEEN WORLDS: Experiencing Midlife as an Expat

    This project looks at how midlife is experienced by expat women, and what information and support can benefit women going through this journey. 

    The first phase is an exploratory survey, designed to identify key issues and questions. If you have lived abroad or worked with globally mobile populations, you are invited to complete this survey from the perspective of your personal experience, and to add your professional observations about the questions:


    For more information or to receive updates on the project, click on this link: Julia Puebla Fortier, Project Director.


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