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Understanding and responding to the health and mental health needs of Asian refugees.

Author: Dhooper,-Surjit-Singh; Tran,-Thanh-V.
Author Background:
Date 1/1/98
Type Journal
Journal Title: Social-Work-in-Health-Care
Volume/Pages Vol 27(4): 65-82
Subject Matter Asian Pacific Islander
Abstract Asian refugees in the United States have health and mental health needs that are different from those of mainstream Americans and even of recent immigrants. This paper provides a close look at the past experiences and present lives of these refugees, highlights their major problems, and identifies their health and mental health needs. It discusses the reasons why their needs are not being adequately met, and proposes the what and how of the contributions that social workers can make to addressing those needs. ((c) 1999 APA/PsycINFO, all rights reserved)