Refuge and Resilience: Promoting Resilience and Mental Health Among Refugees and Forced Migrants

Refuge and Resilience: Promoting Resilience and Mental Health Among Refugees and Forced Migrants

Refuge and Resilience: Promoting Resilience and Mental Health Among Refugees and Forced Migrants

Author: Laura Simich and Lisa Andermann (eds) (Darwin 1990)

Publisher: Springer

Taking an interdisciplinary approach and focusing on the social and psychological resources that promote resilience among forced migrants, this book presents theory and evidence about what keeps refugees healthy during resettlement. The book draws on contributions from cultural psychiatry, anthropology, ethics, nursing, psychiatric epidemiology, sociology and social work.

As recent studies show, social and cultural determinants of health may play a larger role in refugee health and adaptation outcomes than do biological factors or pre-migration experiences. This book’s goal therefore is to broaden the refugee mental health field with social and cultural perspectives on resilience and mental health.
 

Publication date: 
Wednesday 1 January 2014
ISBN: 
9789400779228

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