Communication with a person from a refugee background may be affected by language and cultural differences as well as social, economic and political experiences. It is important for an accredited interpreter (i.e. not a family member) to be offered to ensure ethical, safe and high qu
People from refugee backgrounds, including those seeking asylum, experience a number of barriers to accessing health and other services, including difficulties understanding and navigating the health system. Knowledge of local support services for people from refugee backgrounds and
People from refugee backgrounds may have unique clinical needs as a result of poor or interrupted access to healthcare. Person centred care is central to all clinical work with people from refugee backgrounds, and therefore the health concerns and priorities of the patient must be add
ASHM have developed this resource to provide information about how Primary Health Care Nurses in the general practice and other settings can incorporate hepatitis B care into their existing role. The resource supports the testing, diagnosis and management of people with chronic hepat
This editorial of the 15th issue of the 37th edition of the Australian Prescriber provides a discussion of some of the issues in prescribing medication for refugees. Issues include: communication challenges; appropriate education; cultural beliefs; and cost of medication.
This report documents findings from a two year study that was undertaken in response to regular reports from Foundation House clients with low English proficiency about not being provided with a credentialled interpreter when accessing health care. Reports from other sources indicate