Nursing CPD Institute

Accessing Health Services: Challenges for People from Migrant and Refugee Backgrounds

CPD Hours: 1
Current as at 26 August 2021
This webinar explains some of the barriers to access and engagement with health care services experienced by people from migrant and refugee backgrounds. It outlines the context of refugee health during settlement in Australia, and some issues of particular concern.

“Gain an understanding of issues impacting health care for people from migrant and refugee backgrounds”

Course Content

This webinar explains some of the barriers to access and engagement with health care services experienced by people from migrant and refugee backgrounds. It outlines the context of refugee health during settlement in Australia and some issues of particular concern.

Three main problems affecting access and engagement are explored. These are unfamiliar environment, inadequate health information sharing, and trust and privacy. These issues are illustrated by including observations and comments by people from refugee backgrounds. Strategies are suggested to help reduce barriers of language, culture, unfamiliar health system and to develop trust between the health care worker and patient.

Learning Outcomes

In this session, you will:

  • Gain an understanding of issues impacting health care for people from migrant and refugee backgrounds
  • Recognise barriers to accessing and engaging with health care
  • Examine strategies to support access and engagement for people from migrant and refugee backgrounds
  • Review the importance of building trust, and health information sharing, for refugees who may be unfamiliar with the Australian health care environment

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