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Nurse with patient. Text reads Trousse d'accompagnement pour l'examen medical du nouvel arrivant.

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Toolkit for the medical examination of Francophone newcomers

Principal Investigators: A. Gauthier, M-H. Chomienne,  D. Prud'homme,  B. Sanou, G. Kpazaï

In addition to the linguistic challenges faced by Francophone immigrants in terms of health, health professionals are also challenged by incomplete knowledge of the most prevalent diseases of the patients region of origin and the content of the medical examination for the purpose of immigration.


This project, through a partnership between the Centre for Rural and Northern Health Research (Laurentian University), the Institut du Savoir Montfort, the Centre de santé communautaire du Grand Sudbury and the immigrant community, proposes the development of a medical examination toolkit for health professionals in Ontario to better meet the needs of Francophone immigrants. The application of this knowledge will improve the prevention, identification and early management of the most common health problems among Francophone newcomers in minority settings and provide culturally appropriate services.


Funded by the Consortium national de formation en santé
- Fonds national de recherche 2017.

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