Title

Describing Vulnerability and Resiliency Through Photovoice: Generational Perspectives From the Mississippi Gulf Coast Vietnamese Community

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

11-1-2019

School

Health Professions

Abstract

The Mississippi Gulf Coast's Vietnamese community (MSGCVC) has repeatedly experienced physical, psychological, and economic hardship from natural and man-made disasters and economic downturn. Literature suggests that economic strain is the greatest contributor to Vietnamese population vulnerability. Previous literature focused on the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill, and urban communities. A photovoice project was conducted to measure causes and consequences of vulnerability and social resiliency by identifying sources of health strengths and health risks among individuals, families, and the community through generational and cultural perspectives. Content analysis was conducted to identify themes associated with vulnerability and resiliency and were subsequently grouped into six main categories. Findings will aid others exploring innovative approaches to addressing vulnerability and resiliency in underserved communities and applying photovoice as a research tool.

Publication Title

Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved

Volume

30

Issue

4

First Page

130

Last Page

150

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