Meeting the Mental Health and Community Care Needs of Asylum Seekers and Refugees in Switzerland: Integrating Social and Political Concerns in Clinical Practice

Author(s): Betty GOGUIKIAN RATCLIFF

https://archive-ouverte.unige.ch/unige:34466

Introduction: The phenomenon of forced migration has become one of the world’s major problems. Several armed conflicts around the planet, both within and between nations, have created an increasing number of asylum seekers, refugees and displaced persons (Thiollet, 2009). Therefore, during the last two decades, the provision of appropriate health and social care for the victims of organized violence has become a major focus of concern (Ingleby, 2005).

Key words: Mental health, Community, Switzerland, Clinicial Practice, Politics

 

 

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