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Date:2019-05-12  Source:未知

Amawi et al. (2014). An Annotated Bibliography on Trauma, Mental Health, and Primary Health Care in the Middle East

  • URL: http://hprt-cambridge.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/Amawi-et-al-Annoted-Bibliography-Trauma-Middle-East-2014.pdf
  • Description: The references in this 2014 bibliography, prepared by The Harvard Program in Refugee Trauma, are organized by content areas referring either to the nature of the study or to the object in analysis. Studies were selected primarily on the basis of their original contribution to the field, the significance of major findings in the study, the fact that they were written primarily by Arab authors about the Middle East. The specific focus of this project was to identify scientific studies by Arab researchers in the Middle Eastern region that linked traumatic life experiences to Mental Health and to Health, with a specific focus on Mental Health programs, institutions, and the Primary Health Care system.
     

Bhugra et al. (2011): WPA Guidance on Mental Health and Mental Health Care in Migrants

  • URL: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3048516/
  • Description: The purpose of this 2011 guidance is to review currently available evidence on mental health problems in migrants and to present advice to clinicians and policy makers on how to provide migrants with appropriate and accessible mental health services. The concepts of cultural bereavement, cultural identity and cultural congruity are discussed. The epidemiology of mental disorders in migrants is described. A series of recommendations to policy makers, service providers and clinicians aimed to improve mental health care in migrants are provided, covering the special needs of migrants concerning pharmacotherapies and psychotherapies. 
     

Campbell (2012). Social determinants of mental health in new refugees in the UK: Cross-sectional and longitudinal analyses

  • URL: http://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736(13)60383-9/fulltext?version=printerFriendly
  • Description: Description: The mental health of resettled refugees is poorer than that of the general population. Resettlement to a new country and culture can present social challenges, such as building new social support networks and gaining suitable employment. Social factors in resettlement represent modifiable targets for public health policies and interventions to improve refugee mental health. Despite implicating individual social factors, previous research has failed to adjust for potential confounding by investigating many social determinants simultaneously. Additionally, there is a dearth of research causally and temporally linking social determinants and mental health with longitudinal analysis. This study investigated the effect of social determinants on mental health in new refugees with adjusted cross-sectional and longitudinal analysis.
     

Delara (2016). Social determinants of immigrant women’s mental health

  • URL: http://www.hindawi.com/journals/aph/2016/9730162/
  • Description: Description: Migration is a population movement with enormous challenges for immigrant women that influence their mental health. Mental health is a social issue and its determinants need to be recognized for health policy making. This paper reviews and consolidates findings from the existing literature on social determinants of immigrant women’s mental health within a socioecological framework. Findings of this review revealed that mental health of immigrant women is an outcome of several interacting determinants at social, cultural, and health care system levels and hence calls for many different ways to promote it. Recommendations for mental health promotion of immigrant women with respect to research, education, practice, and policy are explored.
     

Kirmayer et al. (2011) Common mental health problems in immigrants and refugees: General approach in primary care

  • URL: http://www.cmaj.ca/content/183/12/E959.full
  • Description: Recognizing and appropriately treating mental health problems among new immigrants and refugees in primary care poses a challenge because of differences in language and culture and because of specific stressors associated with migration and resettlement. This 2011 report aimed to identify risk factors and strategies in the approach to mental health assessment and to prevention and treatment of common mental health problems for immigrants in primary care. 
     

Murray, Davidson, & Schweitzer (2010): Review of Refugee Mental Health Interventions Following Resettlement: Best Practices and Recommendations

  • URL: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3727171/
  • Description: Psychologists and other health professionals who deliver mental health services for individuals from refugee backgrounds need to have confidence that the therapeutic interventions they employ are appropriate and effective for the clients with whom they work. This 2010 review briefly surveys refugee research, examines empirical evaluations of therapeutic interventions in resettlement contexts, and provides recommendations for best practices and future directions in resettlement countries. The resettlement interventions found to be most effective typically target culturally homogeneous client samples and demonstrate moderate to large outcome effects on aspects of traumatic stress and anxiety reduction. 
     

Pfortmueller et al. (2016). Adult asylum seekers from the Middle East including Syria in Central Europe: What are their health care problems?

  • URL: http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0148196
  • Description: Forced displacement related to persecution and violent conflict has reached a new peak in recent years. The primary aim of this study was to provide an initial overview of the acute and chronic health care problems of asylum seekers from the Middle East, with special emphasis on asylum seekers from Syria. The most common reason for presentation was surgical (381, 43.3%), followed by medical (321, 36.5%) and psychiatric (137, 15.6%). Patients from Syria were significantly more likely to suffer from a post-traumatic stress disorder than patients of other nationalities. Overall a remarkable number of our very young group of patients suffered from psychiatric disorders and unspecified somatic symptoms. Asylum seekers should be carefully evaluated when presenting to a medical facility and physicians should be aware of the high incidence of unspecified somatic symptoms in this patient population.
     

Pottie et al. (2016). Caring for a newly arrived Syrian refugee family

  • URL: http://www.cmaj.ca/content/188/3/207.full
  • Description: This article uses the fictional case of a young Syrian family arriving in Canada to illustrate the specific steps that health care professional should take to assess and provide care for all members of the family. The article includes a number of resources recommended for use in the assessment of physical, mental, and sociocultural needs of Syrian refugees. In addition, the authors provide recommendations for best practice for all members of the health care spectrum when providing care to Syrian refugees.
     

The Harvard Program in Refugee Trauma: An Annotated Bibliography on Trauma, Mental Health, and Primary Health Care in the Middle East

  • URL: http://hprt-cambridge.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/Amawi-et-al-Annoted-Bibliography-Trauma-Middle-East-2014.pdf
  • Description: The references in this 2014 bibliography are organized by content areas referring either to the nature of the study or to the object in analysis. Studies were selected primarily on the basis of their original contribution to the field, the significance of major findings in the study, the fact that they were written primarily by Arab authors about the Middle East. The specific focus of this project was to identify scientific studies by Arab researchers in the Middle Eastern region that linked traumatic life experiences to Mental Health and to Health, with a specific focus on Mental Health programs, institutions, and the Primary Health Care system. 
 

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