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.
- Citation: 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.
- Creator: Nicola Young, MPH, MPhil (Hons), RCpN, Dip Ed, RCpN, and Annette Mortensen
- Language: English
- Publisher: JOURNAL OF EMERGENCY NURSING
- Year: 2003-08-29
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