“It is impossible to understand the health of any individual or group of people without some understanding of the wider context of their life.”
Maffia and Conway 2009
For the practioner or worker supporting migrants and refugees (and people seeking asylum) understanding this wider context means understanding the realities of life in exile, of being a stranger in a strange land. You may need to understand the journey and its impacts on your patient and about why he or she has come to the UK, you will certainly need to know how the asylum process or worker registration scheme affects their day to day life – these units are introductory and will help you begin to understand these processes.
Select one of the units below: