The increasing use of emergency departments by refugee and migrant groups reflects the shifting ethnic composition of central Auckland. Refugees are different from other immigrants and from low-income families in New Zealand in that they often have a history of trauma. In addition, they live with greater adversity—that is, more illness, unemployment, and isolation from support networks. These factors may account for the proportionately higher rate of presentation in the emergency department by refugees with urgent and non-urgent complaints. The health care needs of refugees are complex and place demands on both adult and children’s emergency services.


Creator | Kaihanga
Nicola Young, MPH, MPhil (Hons), RCpN, Dip Ed, RCpN, and Annette Mortensen
Year of Creation | Tau
Publisher | Kaiwhakaputa
Keywords | Kupu
Refugees, immigrants, ED Care, EMERGENCY NURSING, Public Health Services,
Main Language | Reo Matua
Submitter's Rights | Nga Tika o te Kaituku
I represent the publisher or owner organisation of this resource
Bibliographic Citation | Whakapuakanga

Young, N., & Mortensen, A. (2003). Refugees and asylum seekers: Implications for ED care in Auckland, New Zealand. Journal of Emergency Nursing, 29(4), 337-341.

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