Thoughts and Consideration Regarding Immigrant Clinicians: Is Cultural Preservation Influencing Providers’ Practice in HPV Vaccination
Immigrant clinicians are vital to population healthcare delivery and therefore population health. One in four physicians in the USA is foreign-born and notably represented in family and pediatric medicine—specialties charged with administering childhood/adolescent vaccines, such as human papillomavirus vaccine (HPVV). Our examination suggests there may be unique cultural and socialization factors that influence clinician HPVV recommendation practice; however, immigrant clinicians have not been adequately engaged within the national HPVV agenda. Given the volume and significance of immigrant clinicians, engagement of these clinicians, in both community and nation-wide efforts to increase HPVV, is a necessary step for improving and achieving the national health goal of optimizing HPVV for cancer prevention.
Ashing, Kimlin T.; Ragin, Camille; Ariyo, Oluwatosin; Amini, Arya; George, Marshalee; and Ford, Jacqueline. 2021. Thoughts and Consideration Regarding Immigrant Clinicians: Is Cultural Preservation Influencing Providers’ Practice in HPV Vaccination. Cancer Causes and Control. Vol.32(10). 1043-1045. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10552-021-01488-0 PMID: 34448991 ISSN: 0957-5243