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TitleAn Uncertain Safety [electronic resource] : Integrative Health Care for the 21st Century Refugees / edited by Thomas Wenzel, Boris Drožđek
ImprintCham : Springer International Publishing : Imprint: Springer, 2019
Edition 1st ed. 2019
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Descript XXIX, 442 p. 13 illus., 7 illus. in color. online resource


This book addresses the psychosocial and medical issues of forced migration due to war, major disasters and political as well as climate changes, in the context of public health and linked to organizational, legal and practical strategies that can offer guidance to professionals, as well as governmental and non-governmental organizations. Both internal and international displacement present substantial challenges that require new solutions and integrated approaches. Issues covered include an overview of current health challenges in the new refugee crises, medicine and mental health in disaster areas, long-term displacement and mental health, integration of legal, medical, social and health economic issues, children and unaccompanied minors, ethical challenges in service provision, short and long-term issues in host countries, models of crises intervention, critical issues, such as suicide prevention, new basic and “minimal” intervention models adapted to limited resources in psychosocial and mental health care, rebuilding of health care in post-disaster/conflict countries, training and burn-out prevention. The book was developed in collaboration with the World Psychiatric Association.


Introduction -- Part 1 The Background to Refugee Movements and Mental Health -- Background: History of Refugees and Public Health -- Background: Interdisciplinary Aspects of the present refugee crises: Global Aspects and the Near East -- Interdisciplinary Aspects of the present refugee crises: Europe -- Creating and preventing violence: An integrated approach -- The role of international health care and political organisations: Changes and limitations -- Ethical and legal standards and challenges -- Overview: vulnerable groups: women and gender based aspects, trafficking -- Part 2 In Crises Regions: Challenges, Short and Long-term Interventions -- Integrative Interventions in crises regions -- Public Health in transitional and permanent camps -- Medical Aspects -- Psychosocial Aspects and vulnerable groups (women, the elderly, children, child soldiers) -- Rebuilding Public Health after Man Made Disasters -- Psychosocial health after Violence: Community and group oriented approaches -- Curative and transitional justice in psychosocial reconstruction - what works ? -- Medical Anthropology and Public Health Systems -- Special situations: Places of detention -- Part 3 Host countries – Resources and Challenges -- First time interventions, housing and basic needs -- Medical Aspects of care in host countries -- Psychosocial Aspects and the WHO models, vulnerable groups, unaccompanied minors -- Psychotherapy and psychosocial support: New Models -- Long-Term integration of refugees -- Embedding refugees in health care systems -- Working in transcultural settings and the UNHCR translators models

Psychiatry Psychotherapy Migration Psychology clinical Psychiatry. Psychotherapy. Migration. Health Psychology.


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