An Inductive Analysis of Resettled Syrian Refugees’ Perceptions of Healthcare in Scotland
This research proposal aims to understand the perceptions of Scottish healthcare by resettled Syrian refugees (RSRs). RSRs are a group of Syrian refugees who were identified by the Vulnerable Persons Resettlement Scheme (VPRS) started in 2014. This included survivors of violence, torture, women and children in war zones and people requiring urgent treatment. When taking their ‘fleeing’ journey into consideration, a resettlement is hoped to offer them a positive experience for a fresh start. As the VPRS is an ongoing programme, research must be conducted to establish its impact on RSRs’ integration. Therefore, this research aims to investigate RSRs’ integrational outcomes in relation to their health and wellbeing. This study will explore their current health profiles and the impact of integration on their health outcomes. It will assess the significance of external influencing factors on their health and wellbeing. Over the course of nine to twelve months, RSRs in Scotland will be invited to participate in this study, however, interviewing around 20 participants will be sufficient for this research. Qualitative data will be gathered on their thoughts and experiences. Findings will suggest how RSRs perceive the healthcare system in Scotland. It is hoped that by carrying out this proposal, further research will be inspired by the conclusions made regarding RSRs experiences of Scottish healthcare. This study can be an informative source for nurses and other health care professionals seeking to inform their practice when caring for diverse refugee groups.