The refugee crisis is an urgent global health issue; the number of displaced people has escalated to its worst point in recorded history. To explore the refugee phenomenon as a social determinant of health, this article examines the experience of Somali refugees in Minnesota. Health care barriers unique to refugees are explored through the first-person perspective of one Somali woman who ultimately became a nurse.
- Cultural competence
- Global health
- Refugee health
- Social determinants of health