The Journey to Wellness: Stages of Refugee Health Promotion and Disease Prevention

@article{Palinkas2004TheJT,
  title={The Journey to Wellness: Stages of Refugee Health Promotion and Disease Prevention},
  author={L. Palinkas and S. Pickwell and Kendra Brandstein and T. Clark and Linda L. Hill and R. J. Moser and A. Osman},
  journal={Journal of Immigrant Health},
  year={2004},
  volume={5},
  pages={19-28}
}
Refugees experience a threefold challenge to their health and well-being: 1) psychiatric disorders precipitated by the refugee experience, 2) infectious and parasitic diseases endemic to countries of origin, and 3) chronic diseases endemic to host countries. This paper documents the “journey to wellness” in which these challenges are faced in stages by the refugees themselves and by the array of health and social service agencies committed to providing refugee assistance. Using the experience… Expand
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