Show Summary Details
Page of

Physical migration 

Physical migration
Physical migration

Oyedeji Ayonrinde

, and Nicolette Busuttil

Page of

PRINTED FROM OXFORD MEDICINE ONLINE ( © Oxford University Press, 2021. All Rights Reserved. Under the terms of the licence agreement, an individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a title in Oxford Medicine Online for personal use (for details see Privacy Policy and Legal Notice).

date: 18 May 2021

This chapter focuses on the migrant’s journey in between the point of departure from the country of residence to arrival in the country of destination, highlighting the ways in which movement is rendered possible across the international legislative framework. It explores the potential routes open to migrants and emphasizes the qualitative difference between those who can embark on safe and legal means of migration and those whose movement is restricted to unsafe journeys. In so doing, it elucidates the circumstances that can be encountered by those in transit, outlining their vulnerability to human rights’ violations arising from their status as migrants. This is further explored by reference to the implications that the physical migration journey carries for the individual migrant. Finally, it emphasizes the need for the mental healthcare professional to elicit the migrant’s narrative of the physical journey and suggests the means through which mental healthcare interventions can contextualize their lived experience.

Access to the complete content on Oxford Medicine Online requires a subscription or purchase. Public users are able to search the site and view the abstracts for each book and chapter without a subscription.

Please subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you have purchased a print title that contains an access token, please see the token for information about how to register your code.

For questions on access or troubleshooting, please check our FAQs, and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us.