Handbook of Refugee Health 1st Edition
Description of Handbook of Refugee Health
This book helps to recognize the rights of refugees and provides a framework to identify and approach health needs, from basic elements like service mapping and initial interventions to more complex elements of ongoing healthcare and support and broader topics such as migration public health, migration policy and health systems. Beyond biomedical frameworks, it draws on socio-ecological models to inform assessments and integrated models of care to improve health and health equity.
Set out in three comprehensive sections: public health theory (Part 1), applied public health (Part 2), and clinical approaches (Part 3), this book draws on multiple disciplines and insights from humanitarians, academics, policy experts, and clinicians from diverse contexts, with expertise in forced migration, to create an accessible reference tool to inform healthcare professionals’ interactions with forcibly displaced individuals and populations in all contexts for both high and low resource countries. Apart from providing information across the spectrum of health issues, clinical specialties and global contexts, it discusses associated areas, including human rights and law, public health, medical anthropology and cultural awareness.
- Bridges the gap between existing academic literature on refugee health and guidelines for health management in humanitarian emergencies
- Helps to develop an integrated approach to healthcare provision, allowing healthcare professionals and humanitarians to adapt their specialist knowledge for use in forced migration contexts and with refugees.
- Recognizes the complex and interconnected needs in displacement scenarios and identifies holistic and systems-based approaches.
- Covers public health theory, applied public health and clinical aspects of forced migration.
About the Author
Dr Miriam Orcutt (MBBS, MSc), Lead Editor, is a Senior Research Fellow in Forced Migration and Health at the Institute for Global Health, University College London, a humanitarian consultant, and trained physician.
Dr Clare Shortall (BSc MBBS MRCPCH DMCC DTMH MSc) is a Health Adviser for Première Urgence Internationale (PUI), France.
Dr Sarah Walpole (BSc, MBChB, MRCP, PG Cert, MSc(Res), DTM&H) is currently working as a Specialist Registrar in Infectious Diseases and General Internal Medicine in the North East of England Deanery.
Dr Aula Abbara MBBS DTMH MD(Res) is a consultant in Infectious Diseases/ General Internal Medicine at Imperial College NHS Healthcare Trust, London and an Honorary Researcher at Imperial College.
Dr Sylvia Garry (BA BMBCh MRCPCH DTMH MSc (PH) MFPH) is a Public Health Registrar in North London in the National Health Service (NHS).
Dr Rita Issa BSc MBBS DTMPH is an Academic Clinical Fellow in General Practice in London.
Sir Professor Alimuddin Zumla GCDS., MD., MSc., PhD., FRCP(Lond)., FRCP(Edin)., FRCPath., FAAS.,FRSB., is Professor of Infectious Diseases and International Health in the Division of Infection and Immunity, University College London; and is Consultant Infectious Diseases Physician at University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, London, UK. He serves as visiting Professor at several institutions in Africa, Europe and the Middle East.
Professor Ibrahim Abubakar (MBBS, DPH, MSc, PhD, FFPH, FRCPE, FRCP.,FMedSci) is Director of the University College London Institute for Global Health (IGH) and Chair of Lancet Migration, and previously of the UCL-Lancet Commission on Migration and Health. He is an NIHR Senior Investigator and honorary professor at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.
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