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Commentary on: Fine SL, Kane JC, Spiegel PB, Tol WA, Ventevogel P. Ten years of tracking mental health in refugee primary healthcare settings: an updated analysis of data from UNHCR’s Health Information System (2009–2018). BMC Med. 2022 May 16;20(1):183. doi: 10.1186/s12916-022-02371-8.
Implications for practice and research
Mental health services are and better accepted and used when delivered to refugees in a manner that respects their cultural identity, acknowledges their priorities and addresses their barriers.
Innovative, culturally sensitive approaches of mental health service provision in refugee communities should be tried to enhance refugees’ acceptance and use.
Further research is needed, which focuses on refugees’ perceived barriers of service use.
Refugees often face unparalleled levels of hardship and massive heights of unrest.1 Symptoms of depression and …
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