MY PROFESSION -
COMMUNITY PSYCHIATRIC NURSE

Sudha Chavda. Hillingdon
Part 3

The Need to succeed

All Asian migrants travelled to seek a better life in Britain. Great sacrifices had been made to achieve improvements. The sacrifices not only included the loneliness, homesickness, culture shock, role change, climate, rejection, prejudice, unemployment, poor housing and general insecurity, but also the expenditure of large sums of hard saved cash. They may have lived in severe poverty, but pride obliged them to maintain the pretence of success. A person could not tell relatives at home he was a failure. This kind of pretence imposed it's own strains, increased the sense of isolation and perhaps encouraged alienation of both worlds.

 


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