Explain the effect acculturation has on health status.

  1. Acculturation is the process by which immigrants increasingly adopt the lifestyles and habits of their host country. Explain the effect this has on health status. Does this mean that acculturation is a good thing, or a bad thing?
  2. The decline in health is not the same for all immigrants. Discuss why.
  3. There are noted, subtle differences in the health statuses of different types of immigrants to Canada. The economic immigrant class tends to have the best health upon arrive to Canada, and the refugee class tends to have the worse. Discuss the social consequences of this for immigrants as well as the possible consequences of acculturation.