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Online resource hub Advancing the Rights and Well-being of Asylum Seekers and Refugees

Uwamaliya, P (2018) Online resource hub Advancing the Rights and Well-being of Asylum Seekers and Refugees. Liverpool John Moores University.

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Abstract

The project aimed to provide accessible and up-to-date information on the rights and well-being of asylum seekers and refugees for health professionals and students through an online resource hub.
Asylum seekers and refugees mostly come from developing countries where there is abuse of human rights, war and conflict. Consequently, the majority of them suffer from physical and mental health problems. However, research has indicated that professionals often lack an understanding of their role and knowledge in relation to caring for asylum seekers and refugees. This project attempted to address this gap by co-creating an online resource hub through action research. Empirical data was collected through focus groups and semi-structured interviews with professionals who were refugees or have extensive experience of working with asylum seekers and refugees.
The findings reveal the prevalence of physical and mental health challenges among asylum seekers and refugees and the lack of information to enable professionals to provide care for them. By making the relevant information on policy and health readily accessible, professionals can enhance their knowledge to offer the necessary support to asylum seekers and refugees. The rich resources provided also aim to benefit other users such as professionals working in various sectors such as education, housing, employment etc. In addition, the online resource hub provides relevant links to appropriate organisations that can enable practitioners to provide holistic support to asylum seekers and refugees.

Item Type: Other
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
H Social Sciences > HT Communities. Classes. Races
Divisions: School of Nursing & Allied Health
Publisher: Liverpool John Moores University
Date Deposited: 17 Apr 2018 10:51
Last Modified: 17 Apr 2018 10:51
URI: http://researchonline.ljmu.ac.uk/id/eprint/8494

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