Some archive (>10 years old) programs are not reachable through the search engine. They can be found at www.radio4all.net/files/pub Your support is essential if the service is to continue, there are bandwidth bills to pay every month and failing disk drives to replace. Volunteers do the work, but disk drives and bandwidth are not free. Click on this bar to contribute, even a dollar helps.
 
Program Information
 
 Health Justice Radio Collective
 Unspecified
 
 Health Justice Radio Collective  
 Attribution Non-commercial (by-nc) 
Every year, over 27,000 temporary agricultural workers come to Canada from the global South. We've explored the vulnerabilities of this population previously on the HJRC and today we focus in on the findings of an article recently published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal, entitled "Doctors within borders: Meeting the healthcare needs of migrant farm workers in Canada," by Michael Pysklywec MD MSc, Janet McLaughlin PhD, Michelle Tew RN, Ted Haines MD MSc. The authors identify health issues faces by migrant agricultural workers in Canada which are directly related to their long hours of labour. They include: musculoskeletal injuries, dermatological (contact dermatitis from pesticide use etc.), and psychological issues (depression, anxiety, inconsistent sleep patters).The authors write,

" In our experience, the precarious nature of the employment status of migrant farm workers has a substantial impact on how this population is managed clinically. Their physical health is directly related to their ability to work in Canada. Fear of repatriation or loss of future Canadian employment lead to unwillingness to report injury or illness, apply for workers' compensation or follow through on treatment plans such as work modification or absence."

On today's episode of the HJRC, we speak with Dr. Michael Pysklywec, one of the paper's authors who sees migrant workers at a clinic in Simcoe, Ontario.
First aired on CFMU 93.3 FM

Visit us online at http://healthjusticeradio.wordpress.com

  Download Program Podcast
00:00:00 English 2011-05-30
 Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
  View Script
    
 00:00:00  128Kbps mp3
(6MB) Mono
18 Download File...