The Health of Refugees
Public Health Perspectives from Crisis to Settlement
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In order to improve conditions for displaced people all over the globe, we need to look at the reason behind their move as this defines their migration status under international law. In its turn, the migration status affects the requirements of other countries to grant asylum, and the individual's right to protection and support. The definition of migration status and its implications has created tension in the public debate on refugees for decades and is today more relevant than ever.
In The Health of Refugees: Public Health Perspectives from Crisis to Settlement, the challenges and vulnerabilities created from this debate are addressed by public health policy makers, clinical practitioners, and researchers. An analysis of public health, international law, the history of migration, and the media's role in refugee health, it is a comprehensive and critical work with a strong message in favour of international and interdisciplinary cooperation. With a focus on what
international obligations entail when it comes to refugees and migrants, the authors present a reinforced take on our collective responsibility to leave no one behind.
The Health of Refugees: Public Health Perspectives from Crisis to Settlement traces the health repercussions on individuals and populations from the moment of forced mass movement due to conflict and other disasters, through to the process of resettlement in other countries. These issues are addressed within the context of other global public health priorities, and are part of the book's critical analysis not only of the particular vulnerabilities created by mobility, but also how
these interact and intersect with existing considerations across gender and age in health systems and international law. With a wider geographical area and case studies from all over the globe as a basis for the studies presented, this is a fully updated edition with new material discussing the current political
A truly multidisciplinary book, The Health of Refugees is ideal for public health practitioners, researchers, and postgraduate students. It is also an important work for those involved in non-governmental organisations, international aid, and international development. Furthermore, it provides a critical background for clinicians, mental health workers, and policymakers from health, welfare and migration.
1: Pascale Allotey, Daniel D Reidpath: Forced migration, globalisation and global public health
2: Susan Kneebone: Humanitarianism, Refugees, Human Rights and Health
3: Daniel D Reidpath, Pascale Allotey: Social exclusion, othering and refugee health policy
4: Michael Toole: Health in humanitarian crises
Part 2: Health Concerns
5: Kudzai Kanhutu, Karin Leder, Beverley Ann Biggs: Populations in transition and post-settlement: an infectious diseases and travel medicine perspective
6: Peter Ventevogel, Xavier Pereira, Sharuna Verghis, Derrick Silove: Mental health of refugees
Part 3: Impacts of Displacement
7: Sharuna Verghis, Susheela Balasundram: Urban refugees: The hidden population
8: Rajat Khosla, Sandra Krause, Mihoko Tanabe: Addressing the rights of women in conflict and humanitarian settings
9: Susan Bissell, Jacqueline Bhabha, Paul B. Spiegel: The health challenges facing children on the move
10: Anushka Ataullahjan, Michelle F. Gaffey, Paul B. Spiegel, Zulfiqar A. Bhutta: The health impacts of displacement due to conflict on adolescents
Part 4: Case Studies in Research and Ethics
11: Veena Pillai, Alison Mosier-Mills, Kaveh Khoshnood: Methodological and ethical challenges in research with forcibly displaced populations
12: Celia McMichael, Caitlin Nunn: Conducting health research with resettled refugees in Australia: field sites, ethics and methods
13: Michael Grodin, Sondra Crosby, George Annas: The Politics of immigrant and refugee health in the United States
14: Deborah Zion: Dual loyalty, medical ethics and healthcare in offshore asylum seeker detention
Part 5: Conclusion
15: Pascale Allotey, Peter Mares, Daniel D Reidpath: Controlling compassion: The media, refugees, and asylum seekers
and social determinants of health, forced migration and marginalisation, infectious diseases, and non-communicable diseases. She has worked across four continents to promote health and well-being with a focus on engagement of communities.
Daniel D Reidpath is Professor of Population health and founding Director of the South-East Asia Community Observatory, a demographic and health surveillance site and community based research platform of Monash University in Malaysia. Daniel is a Social Epidemiologist and has worked extensively in the measurement of population health, health systems, social marginalisation, social stigma and equity. He has extensive research experience across Asia, Africa and the Pacific and has pioneered
technologies for community surveillance and health assessments in rural and remote communities. He has published extensively in medical sociology, public health, epidemiology, and biostatistics.