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Displacement and health

Thomas, Samantha L. and Thomas, Stuart D. M. 2004, Displacement and health, British medical bulletin, vol. 69, no. 1, pp. 115-127, doi: 10.1093/bmb/ldh009.

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Title Displacement and health
Author(s) Thomas, Samantha L.
Thomas, Stuart D. M.
Journal name British medical bulletin
Volume number 69
Issue number 1
Start page 115
End page 127
Total pages 13
Publisher Oxford Journals
Place of publication Oxford, Eng.
Publication date 2004
ISSN 0007-1420
Summary The health needs of displaced populations vary widely. The question as to the demands displaced populations place on health care resources and health care providers in their destination countries or regions remains the subject of great debate and contention. Internationally, health care workers are faced with complex challenges in providing care to displaced populations. This paper highlights some of the key health issues for displaced populations around the globe. Whilst 'Band Aid' solutions to existing health problems are useful in the short term, the paper describes the need for long-term public health prevention and educational strategies to enable displaced communities full access to and participation in their new 'home' communities.
Language eng
DOI 10.1093/bmb/ldh009
Field of Research 119999 Medical and Health Sciences not elsewhere classified
Socio Economic Objective 929999 Health not elsewhere classified
HERDC Research category C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Copyright notice ©2004, British Council
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30079624

Document type: Journal Article
Collection: School of Health and Social Development
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