Refugees from Burma: Considerations for Health Providers

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Designed for health care professionals and others helping new refugee arrivals adjust to their resettlement communities, this health profile provides basic information about refugees from Burma, their health experiences, and cultural beliefs that may influence their approach to health. This resource was produced by the Refugee Health Technical Assistance Center (RHTAC) in collaboration with the Center for Applied Linguistics (CAL).

Topics covered in this health profile include: health care services in Burma; traditional health beliefs and practices of refugees from Burma; awareness of Western medicine; experience with Western medicine; mental health; domestic abuse and sexual violence; and sexual health and family planning.

Topic(s): Children/Youth and Family Services, Country Guides, Health, Mental Health and Wellness
Subtopic(s): Domestic Violence, Mental Health Country Guides
Resource Type: Tip Sheet
Date: September 1, 2012
Language(s): English
Target Audience(s): Service Provider
Author(s): RHTAC

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