A significant proportion of worldwide research concerning adult refugees has investigated clinical perspectives and emphasised the impact of pre and post-migration experiences as key factors affecting their mental health status. Nevertheless, a clear understanding of their mental health problems and psychiatric morbidity is difficult to obtain due to major prevalence variations and discrepancies between studies. Further, recent studies in New Zealand have underlined the limitation of health providers’ abilities to meet refugees’ mental health needs. On the other hand, despite the acknowledgment of refugees’ endurance abilities to overcome traumatic events during both their pre-migration flight and in their first asylum countries, relatively less is known about their capacities to show positive adaptation to life’s tasks in the course of resettlement in a final host country and how this impacts on preventing mental health problems.


Creator | Kaihanga
Marie-Thérèse Pahud
Year of Creation | Tau
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Keywords | Kupu
refugees; New Zealand; coping processes; social position; mental health
Main Language | Reo Matua
Submitter's Rights | Nga Tika o te Kaituku
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Bibliographic Citation | Whakapuakanga

Pahud, M-T.(2008). The coping processes of adult refugees resettled in New Zealand (Doctoral dissertation, University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand). Retrieved from https://ir.canterbury.ac.nz/handle/10092/2513

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