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We live in an age of constantly shifting populations, as immigrants and refugees seek a safe haven from war, famine and poverty. The healthcare of these dispossessed people is now a stark challenge not only in zones of conflict but in those wealthier countries that have offered sanctuary. The book is based on the authors' combined forty-plus years of work as clinicians and teachers in refugee and immigrant health. It is written with clinicians and students in mind and is thus practical, yet theory-based, so it can be used in the field and as a teaching text. It bridges physical health (highlighting infectious disease risks), mental health, and spiritual issues; and encompasses population-specific information on history of immigration, culture and social relations, communications, religions, pregnancy and childbirth, end-of-life issues, and health screening. It also details health beliefs and practices of 30 cultures from more than 40 countries. Charles Kemp, Lance Rasbridge Contents List of contributors Preface Acknowledgements Note on the photographs PART I ISSUES AND BACKGROUND 1 Introduction and background 2 Refugees and immigrants 3 Health issues 4 Mental health issues 5 Religious in?uences on health 6 Women PART II CULTURAL TRADITIONS AND POPULATIONS 7 Afghanistan 8 Bosnia 9 Burma 10 Cambodia 11 Caribbean 12 Central America 13 China 14 Cuba 15 Egypt 16 Ethiopia/Eritrea 17 Guatemala 18 Haiti 19 India (Asian) 20 Iran 21 Iraq 22 Japan 23 Korea 24 Kosovo (Albania) 25 Kurds (from Iraq) 26 Laos (Lao Lum) 27 Liberia 28 Mexico 29 Nigeria 30 Pakistan 31 Philippines 32 Roma (Gypsy) 33 Russia 34 Somalia 35 Sudan 36 Thailand 37 Vietnam PART III APPENDICES Appendix A Relief organizations and sources of information Appendix B Universal Declaration of Human Rights Index