This is one reason that migrants, who long to live in Germany or were born here, the food, risk, health, and social behavior of the locals adapt. On the other hand many of the people in this age group in the course of the recruitment of foreign workers “after Germany immigrated and practiced outweigh heavy physical activities out. On average, the activities of migrants exhibit an increased accident risk, what has a greater disability than with the Germans to the result. So Turkish workers are affected for example disproportionately by early retirement and disability. The morbidity of the two groups differs also striking. Migrants often suffer from bacterial diseases and infectious diseases, such as tuberculosis, as Germans.
Explanations for this offer the environmental and living conditions Countries of origin. In addition to the health burden, migrants are also often affected economic and social strains that adversely affect their health with increasing stay. Of cardiovascular disease occurring often in German and cancer, however, rarely occur when migrants. Here too, the eating habits of the country of origin play a role again. Following table shows the incidence of tuberculosis in the comparison. Information needed for migrants in the public health sector negative affects the low take-up of public health on the health of migrants. Occupational diseases take the immigrant was rarely medical rehabilitation services.
Also they seek rescue places instead of general practitioners more often and this increasingly in the evenings and most weekends. The use of prevention services, as well as ambulatory care services is also low when migrants compared to Germans. Although there is a different cultural understanding of health and disease, the low Use is mainly a result of the difficult access to the services. Migrants are insufficiently informed and have problems in the communication and understanding. Young migrants use not the full offer. With regard to dental health checkups and vaccination be drawn below average. Means for the support of social systems alleviates this that there is a need for education and access for migrants must be. Best practice: Improving home-based care of Turkish migrants Bielefeld University carried out by 2007 a project for a period of three years, which should improve the self-management of Turkish care and nurturing. Goal was to dismantle it information deficits and barriers in the field of conservation. The Turkish care using an algorithm of name have been identified and contacted. Then the carers could meet regularly with trained health mediators. This could the participants exchange their specific care experiences and information in their mother tongue. The project had a higher autonomy and quality of life in the Turkish care and support of caring people to the result. “Advice to the intercultural orientation to the topics of health care” and need for care “of migrants, the imap Institute offers support for health projects. The offer includes the implementation of health conferences, workshops for migrants as well as the creation of health signs.