[ FreeCourseWeb ] The Psychiatric Evaluation and Treatment of Refugees
2020 | ISBN: 1615372261 | English | 195 pages | PDF | 4 MB
Written by psychiatrists for psychiatrists, The Psychiatric Evaluation and Treatment of Refugees is being published at a time when the refugee population is growing and immigration is among the most challenging global health concerns. The situation at the southern border of the United States has drawn worldwide attention to the dramatic and traumatic plight of those experiencing forced migration. Mental health clinicians who are on the ground there, and in programs and communities around the country, will find the guidance contained in this book, which is based on the experience of the Intercultural Psychiatric Program at the Oregon Health & Science University, to be a lifeline as they grapple with their patients prior trauma and ongoing psychological struggles. The volume begins with a valuable overview of the cultural and diagnostic issues typically encountered with refugees, then proceeds to diagnosis and treatment, as well as a detailed look at the needs of special populations, including children and adolescents, geriatric patients, and asylum seekers. Clinicians will also find useful and down-to-earth information on training residents to work in this clinical arena. Finally, the book considers the many ethical issues that may arise while doing this important work. Compassionate, clinically rich, and replete with actionable strategies practitioners will find useful, The Psychiatric Evaluation and Treatment of Refugees provides those on the frontlines of this humanitarian crisis with the information and support they sorely need.