Cultural Consultation for Refugees

Cultural Consultation for Refugees

Cultural Consultation for Refugees

Cultural Consultation for Refugeess

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Référence bibliographique [12660]

Cleveland, Janet, Rousseau, Cécile et Guzder, Jaswant. 2014. «Cultural Consultation for Refugees». Dans Cultural Consultation: Encountering the Other in Mental Health Care , sous la dir. de Laurence J. Kirmayer, Guzder, Jaswant et Rousseau, Cécile, p. 245-268. New York: Springer.

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1. Objectifs

Intentions :
«In this chapter, we will focus primarily on the situation of refugee claimants. After presenting the legal definition of a refugee, there is a brief overview of premigratory, transit, and postmigratory factors that may affect refugee claimants’ psychosocial status, including a more detailed discussion of two common postmigratory problems: detention and family separation. The next section examines clinical intervention with refugee claimants, particularly the assessment and treatment of posttraumatic symptoms. Finally, there is a discussion of the ways in which clinicians may act upon the social determinants of refugee claimants’ health, including a detailed explanation of how to write a report in the context of refugee status proceedings.» (p. 246)

2. Méthode

Échantillon/Matériau :
Données documentaires diverses

Type de traitement des données :
Réflexion critique

3. Résumé

«Cultural consultation for refugees is challenging because clinicians must often go beyond their usual clinical role and take a position of advocacy that actively acknowledges and engages with the predicament of forced migration. Caring for refugees and their families involves medical and mental health interventions to mitigate the consequences of past violence and loss as well as current adversities. At the same time, consultants need to take on the role of advocate to contribute to illness prevention and mental health promotion by addressing the social determinants of health which include precarious migratory status, harsh practices of detention, prolonged uncertainty about the future, and obstacles to family reunification. Many of these issues are important for the long-term well-being and social integration of all refugees, including those who are not symptomatic or who do not request services.» (p. 264) Ce chapitre aborde la séparation et la réunification familiale que vivent les réfugiés. Les auteures soulignent l’importance de prendre en compte lors des intervention les conséquences de ces événements sur la familles.