Mental Health of Refugees and Asylum Seekers

Author: Tom Craig
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199557225
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Many refugees and asylum seekers have left their country due to persecution, war, or appalling violations of their human rights. They therefore often have specific mental health needs.This book presents both the theory and practice behind understanding and treating the mental health needs of refugees and asylum seekers.

Mental Health of Refugees and Asylum Seekers Assessment and Intervention

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With unprecedented numbers of displaced persons worldwide, mental health clinicians in high-income countries will increasingly encounter refugee and asylum-seeking patients, many of whom have experienced significant adversity before and after their migration. This paper presents a summary of the recent evidence on the assessment and treatment of refugees across the lifespan to inform clinicians’ approaches to care of refugee patients in mental health care settings. Assessment and interventions for refugees are grounded in an ecosystemic approach which considers not only pre-migratory trauma, but social, familial, and cultural determinants of mental health in the host country. Evidence for psychotherapy and pharmacological treatments are reviewed, highlighting promising interventions while acknowledging that further research is needed. Ultimately, serving refugees necessitates a biopsychosocial approach that engages clinicians as medical experts, therapists, and advocates.

Forced Migration and Mental Health

Author: David Ingleby
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 0387226931
Format: PDF
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Although forced migration is not new in human history it has become, in our time, one of the world's major problems. In the last few decades, armed conflict and political unrest have created vast numbers of asylum seekers, refugees and displaced persons. This has led, in turn to increasing involvement of professional care workers and agencies, both governmental and nongovernmental. While there is no doubt on the part of helping parties that care is necessary, there is considerable debate about the kind of care that is needed. This book presents a critical review of mental health care provisions for people who have had to leave their homeland, and explores the controversies surrounding this topic. Providing fresh perspectives on an age old problem, this book covers humanitarian aid and reconstruction programs as well as service provision in host countries. It is of interest to all those who provide health services, create policy, and initiate legislation for these populations.

Praxis der interkulturellen Psychiatrie und Psychotherapie

Author: Wielant Machleidt
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 3437597841
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Das Buch bietet Ihnen eine Vielzahl von praxisbezogenen interkulturellen Behandlungs- und Versorgungsstrategien. Es beleuchtet kulturelle und religiöse Hintergründe und zeigt, wie Sie Diagnostik und Therapie an die spezifischen Bedürfnisse von Patienten mit Migrationshintergrund anpassen können. Der Schwerpunkt liegt auf Patienten aus den Mittelmeerstaaten, der Türkei, Ost- und Südeuropa, den GUS-Staaten.

Mensch Computer 2003

Author: Jürgen Ziegler
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 332280058X
Format: PDF
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Die interdisziplinäre Tagung Mensch und Computer findet jährlich statt und bündelt die vielfältigen Facetten der Mensch-Computer-Interaktion im deutschsprachigen Raum. Die Konferenz steht 2003 unter dem Motto "Interaktion in Bewegung" und setzt Schwerpunkte in den Themenbereichen mobile und ubiquitäre Mensch-Technik-Interaktion, adaptive Benutzerschnittstellen und Interaktion mit vernetzten Informationsräumen und Anwendungen.

The Health of Refugees

Author: Daniel Reidpath
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0192546341
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At the moment, over 65 million people are forcibly displaced from their homes. The reasons for movement range from extreme weather conditions and environmental disasters, to war, civil and political crises, to the need for basic economic survival. Amongst these 65 million people are those that have been forced to leave a country that is no longer willing or able to offer protection and those who are displaced within their own country's borders. In order to improve conditions for displaced people all over the globe, we need to look at the reason behind their move as this defines their migration status under international law. In its turn, the migration status affects the requirements of other countries to grant asylum, and the individual's right to protection and support. The definition of migration status and its implications has created tension in the public debate on refugees for decades and is today more relevant than ever. In The Health of Refugees: Public Health Perspectives from Crisis to Settlement, the challenges and vulnerabilities created from this debate are addressed by public health policy makers, clinical practitioners, and researchers. An analysis of public health, international law, the history of migration, and the media's role in refugee health, it is a comprehensive and critical work with a strong message in favour of international and interdisciplinary cooperation. With a focus on what international obligations entail when it comes to refugees and migrants, the authors present a reinforced take on our collective responsibility to leave no one behind. The Health of Refugees: Public Health Perspectives from Crisis to Settlement traces the health repercussions on individuals and populations from the moment of forced mass movement due to conflict and other disasters, through to the process of resettlement in other countries. These issues are addressed within the context of other global public health priorities, and are part of the book's critical analysis not only of the particular vulnerabilities created by mobility, but also how these interact and intersect with existing considerations across gender and age in health systems and international law. With a wider geographical area and case studies from all over the globe as a basis for the studies presented, this is a fully updated edition with new material discussing the current political landscape. A truly multidisciplinary book, The Health of Refugees is ideal for public health practitioners, researchers, and postgraduate students. It is also an important work for those involved in non-governmental organisations, international aid, and international development. Furthermore, it provides a critical background for clinicians, mental health workers, and policymakers from health, welfare and migration.

Flucht Migration und Trauma Die Folgen f r die n chste Generation

Author: Marianne Leuzinger-Bohleber
Publisher: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht
ISBN: 3647402842
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Die Schicksale des ausgesetzten Königssohns Ödipus, von Odysseus, Persephone, Jason, Medea und vielen anderen Gestalten der Antike erinnern daran, dass Migration, Flucht und Trauma so alt sind wie die Menschheit selbst und sich in unbewussten Phantasien bei Individuen und Gruppen niedergeschlagen haben. Sie bilden oft unerkannte Quellen für Neugier und Interesse an Geflüchteten einerseits, aber auch von Fremdenhass, Antisemitismus und antimuslimischem Rassismus andererseits. Sie tragen zu den Spaltungsprozessen in vielen europäischen Gesellschaften im Zusammenhang mit der aktuellen Flüchtlingskrise bei. Zudem wecken Bilder von traumatisierten Geflüchteten Assoziationen zum Thema Trauma, das heißt zu extremen Erfahrungen, die das Selbst Todesangst, Hilflosigkeit und Ohnmacht aussetzen und derart überfluten, dass das Grundvertrauen in ein helfendes Objekt und ein aktives Selbst zusammenbricht. Dies mobilisiert den Impuls, wegzuschauen, zu verleugnen und die Augen vor dem Unerträglichen zu verschließen. In diesem Band möchten internationale Expertinnen und Experten aus unterschiedlichen Disziplinen, diesen Impulsen professionell begegnen, um sich traumatisierten Menschen mit Flucht oder Migrationserfahrung empathisch zuzuwenden und dadurch die transgenerative Weitergabe von Traumatisierungen abzumildern.