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Comprehensive health assessment for newly arrived refugee children in Australia

Davidson, N, Skull, S, Chaney, G, Frydenberg, A, Isaacs, D, Kelly, P, Lampropoulos, B, Raman, S, Silove, D, Buttery, J, Smith, M, Steel, Z and Burgner, D (2004). Comprehensive health assessment for newly arrived refugee children in Australia. Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health,40(9-10):562-568.

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Title Comprehensive health assessment for newly arrived refugee children in Australia
Author Davidson, N
Skull, S
Chaney, G
Frydenberg, A
Isaacs, D
Kelly, P
Lampropoulos, B
Raman, S
Silove, D
Buttery, J
Smith, M
Steel, Z
Burgner, D
Journal Name Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health
Publication Date 2004
Volume Number 40
Issue Number 9-10
ISSN 1034-4810   (check CDU catalogue open catalogue search in new window)
Start Page 562
End Page 568
Place of Publication Carlton
Publisher Blackwell
Abstract Providing appropriate and responsive care to refugees from diverse backgrounds and with unique health needs is challenging. Refugee children may present with a wide range of conditions, which may be unfamiliar to health professionals in developed countries. Additionally, refugees may experience unfamiliarity with the Australian health system and distrust of authority figures and/or medical practitioners. This article provides an overview of the priority areas in health and health management for paediatric refugee patients for paediatricians as well as other relevant health care providers caring for this group. Specific issues covered include general health assessment, infectious diseases, immunization, growth and nutrition, oral health, development and disability, mental health and child protection. Comprehensive health assessment can assist in identifying children at risk of poor health and to provide them with timely and effective care, advocacy and appropriate referral.
Keywords australia
children
comprehensive health assessment
health needs
refugee
female genital mutilation
asylum seekers
united-states
mental-health
follow-up
pediatric refugees
organized violence
dental-health
growth status
tuberculosis
DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1440-1754.2004.00465.x   (check subscription with CDU E-Gateway service for CDU Staff and Students  check subscription with CDU E-Gateway in new window)
 
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