RESTORE - REsearch into implementation STrategies to support patients of different ORigins and language background in a variety of European primary care settings
The fundamental requirement for successful medical treatment is a well-functioning communication between doctors and patients. Migrants and people with a migratory background – in Austria alone 1.27 million people –do not receive optimum medical care under the European health care systems. Language and cultural barriers often lead to inefficient medical consultation, inadequate care and additional costs for the health care system.
The research project RESTORE, financed by the EU, is intended to help improve medical and psychosocial primary care for migrants in Europe. By using innovative scientific methods such as “Participatory Learning and Action” (PLA) and the ”Normalisation Process Theory” (NPT) RESTORE will explore how cultural barriers and language barriers can be overcome by general practitioners and primary care staff in cross-cultural consultations and, concurrently, how available resources can be used efficiently in health systems across Europe.
At the same time the project examines ways of integrating efficiently not only available resources but also trainings and experiences in this field of all Europe’s health care systems. Since RESTORE is concerned both with psychosocial and culture-anthropological aspects the research team also includes sociologists and culture-anthropologists. The international consortium consists of experienced researchers from Greece, Great Britain, Ireland, The Netherlands, Austria and Scotland.
MedUni Vienna Researchers
The Medical University of Vienna is project partner under the leadership of Dr. Wolfgang Spiegel, Center for Public Health, Section for General and Family Medicine.
Project Coordinator: Professor Anne MacFarlane, Professor of Primary Healthcare Research, Graduate Entry Medical School, University of Limerick.
7 project partners in 6 countries
|Topic||HEALTH.2010.3.1-1: Small or medium-scale focused research project|
|Project duration||01.04.2011 - 31.03.2015|
|Funding volume, total||3.726.447 €|
|Funding volume, Medical University of Vienna||355.132 €|