An Uncertain Safety : Integrative Health Care for the 21st Century Refugees, Hardback Book

An Uncertain Safety : Integrative Health Care for the 21st Century Refugees Hardback

Edited by Thomas Wenzel, Boris Drozdek


This book addresses the psychosocial and medical issues of forced migration due to war, major disasters and political as well as climate changes.

The topics are discussed in the context of public health and linked to organizational, legal and practical strategies that can offer guidance to professionals, as well as governmental and non-governmental organizations.

Both internal and international displacement present substantial challenges that require new solutions and integrated approaches.

Issues covered include an overview of current health challenges in the new refugee crises: medicine and mental health in disaster areas, long-term displacement and mental health, integration of legal, medical, social and health economic issues, children and unaccompanied minors, ethical challenges in service provision, short and long-term issues in host countries, models of crises intervention, critical issues, such as suicide prevention, new basic and "minimal" intervention models adapted to limited resources in psychosocial and mental health care, rebuilding of health care in post-disaster/conflict countries, training and burn-out prevention. The book was developed in collaboration with the World Psychiatric Association, and is endorsed by Fabio Grandi (UN High Commissioner for Refugees), Manfred Nowak (former UN Special Rapporteur for Torture), and Jorge Aroche (President of IRCT).


  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 442 pages, 7 Illustrations, color; 6 Illustrations, black and white; XXIX, 442 p. 13 illus., 7 illus
  • Publisher: Springer International Publishing AG
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Migration, immigration & emigration
  • ISBN: 9783319729138



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