Refugee Health Care

An Essential Medical Guide

  • Aniyizhai Annamalai

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Introduction and Overview

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Kelly Hebrank
      Pages 3-11
    3. Aniyizhai Annamalai
      Pages 13-18
    4. Aniyizhai Annamalai, Paul L. Geltman
      Pages 19-27
  3. Primary Care

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 29-29
    2. Erika Schumacher
      Pages 31-51
    3. Andrew T. Boyd
      Pages 53-62
    4. James Wallace, Anne E. P. Frosch, William Stauffer
      Pages 63-77
    5. Douglas J. Pryce, Asha M. J. Madhar
      Pages 79-93
    6. Kristina Krohn, William Stauffer
      Pages 95-102
    7. Peter Cronkright, Astha K. Ramaiya
      Pages 115-145
  4. Mental Health

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 147-147
    2. Susan Heffner Rhema, Amber Gray, Sasha Verbillis-Kolp, Beth Farmer, Michael Hollifield
      Pages 163-171
    3. Aniyizhai Annamalai, Maya Prabhu
      Pages 173-180
    4. Mara Rabin, Cynthia Willard
      Pages 181-192
  5. Special Groups

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 193-193
    2. Geetha Fink, Tara Helm, Kaya Belknap, Crista E. Johnson-Agbakwu
      Pages 195-213
    3. Sural Shah, Meera Siddharth, Katherine Yun
      Pages 215-234
    4. Katherine C. McKenzie
      Pages 235-241
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 243-250

About this book


Refugees arriving in the U.S. are required to undergo medical screening soon after arrival and also need ongoing health care. Medical examination of refugees differs from routine patient evaluations in significant ways:

* They often come from countries with a disease epidemiology different from the U.S.

* They should be screened for communicable diseases upon arrival

* The prevalence of mental health disorders in refugees is high

* Medical and psychiatric conditions of refugees are affected by past trauma and current acculturation difficulties

* Significant cultural barriers can arise in the accurate evaluation and treatment of refugees.

Physicians receive very little training in refugee health. Refugee Health Care is a practical guide providing concise information for busy practitioners. This concise textbook reviews common conditions seen in refugees and some of the recommendations in the book apply to all immigrants. It will be a valuable resource for primary care physicians, psychiatrists, pediatricians, women’s health providers and any health care practitioner who treats refugees.


asylum infectious disease refugee refugee health trauma

Editors and affiliations

  • Aniyizhai Annamalai
    • 1
  1. 1.Depts. of Internal Medicine & PsychiatryYale University School of MedicineNew HavenUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media New York 2014
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4939-0270-5
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4939-0271-2
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