ERIC Number: ED209361
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Mar-20
Reference Count: 0
Physical and Emotional Health Care Needs of Indochinese Refugees: Special Report.
The purpose of this report is to identify the physical and emotional health needs of the Indochinese refugees; to describe the efforts being made to respond to these needs both in the United States and overseas; to discuss the complications that still exist in the physical and mental health care delivery systems for refugees; and to assess recommendations made by public and private agencies to improve these services. The paper examines health conditions in the First Asylum Camps, overseas medical screening procedures, documentation and notification procedures, overseas immunization programs, the National Delivery System for physical health care, and the role of Medicaid and federally funded medical assistance programs. Also discussed are health care at the local level, emotional health needs of refugees, the role of social services in refugee mental health, and strategies for improving mental health care. A glossary of medical conditions and a selected bibliography conclude the report. (Author/JCD)
Publication Type: Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Indochina Refugee Action Center, Washington, DC.