Australian Refugee Health Practice Guide launched
1 November 2018
On 1 November 2018, the Australian Refugee Health Practice Guide was launched by Paris Aristotle AO, CEO of Foundation House and Dr Kate Walker, GP and Chair of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP) Refugee Health Specific Interests network
Available as both an online resource and a printed Desktop Guide, the Australian Refugee Health Practice Guide aims to support doctors, nurses and other primary care providers to deliver comprehensive on-arrival and ongoing care for people from refugee backgrounds, including people seeking asylum.
The Desktop Guide includes approaches to patient care, common health concerns for all ages and care for specific population groups such as children or older people.
A range of booklets on key topics are also available in print or online, including:
- Why focus on refugee health? (PDF)
- Child and adolescent health (PDF)
- Experiences of torture and trauma: psychological effects, management and psychological approaches (PDF)
The Australian Refugee Health Practice Guide is an updated version of Promoting Refugee Health: A guide for doctors and other healthcare providers caring for people from refugee backgrounds and Caring for patients in general practice: a desktop guide .
The 2018 update of the Australian Refugee Health Practice Guide was conducted by Foundation House in collaboration with general practitioners, refugee health nurses, practice nurses, specialists and Primary Health Network staff.
Foundation House produced the Guide in consultation with the Forum of Australian Services for Survivors of Torture and Trauma (FASSTT) and the Refugee Health Network of Australia (RHeaNA) with funds from the Australian Government Department of Health.
The Australian Refugee Health Practice Guide is available online. To request printed copies of the Desktop Guide or Booklets on key topics: