The Victorian Refugee Health Network at Foundation House, along with partners in the Forum of Australian Services for Survivors of Torture and Trauma (FASSTT), has produced a national resource on refugee health: Promoting Refugee Health: A Guide for doctors, nurses and other health care providers caring for people of refugee backgrounds. The guide is accompanied by a state-specific desktop guide entitled Caring for Refugee Patients in General Practice: A desktop guide.
These Guides are based on best practice research and expert collaboration. Promoting Refugee Health: A Guide for doctors, nurses and other health care providers caring for people of refugee backgrounds includes the following chapters:
- Why focus on refugee health?
- Cross-cultural communication, and engaging qualified interpreters
- Trauma and torture experiences – psychological and physical sequelae, management and psychological approaches
- Health concerns of adult refugee clients
- Child and adolescent health
- An approach to refugee health assessment
- Consultation and management
- Strategies for supporting new arrivals to access health services
- Health entitlement and settlement support
- Country profiles and refugee health information websites
- Referral and further information (state-by state).