[Migrant children: healthcare in a transcultural setting].Soins. 2020 Mar - Apr; 65(843-844):47-50.S
Children of migrants develop and grow up with two languages, that of their family and that learnt at school, and within the two corresponding worlds. This transcultural situation entails a degree of vulnerability, and these children need to learn to reconcile the two worlds. In the setting of care, these different worlds and languages should be taken into account for what they are. This is an ethical requirement, and also a pragmatic approach, contributing to the efficacy of the care of these children. In this article we analyse the factors to take into account for all to provide adequate care for children of migrants, and we explore the modes of referral to specialised transcultural consultations if necessary.