Prehospital & Disaster Medicine
Volume 34 – Issue 2 – April 2019
The Challenges of the Health Care Providers in Refugee Settings: A Systematic Review
Nurtaç Kavukcu, Kerim Hakan Altıntaş
Published online: 10 April 2019, pp. 188-196
All over the world, migration is affecting millions of people who either choose or are forced to leave their countries of origin. Health is considered to be one of the important aspects of migration that is highly influenced by the circumstances created by mobility within or across countries. In the context of forced migration, it is well-established that refugees are susceptible to various diseases and other health conditions which might occur or deteriorate based on the health systems and health care provision in receiving countries. There is a considerable amount of research on the challenges encountered by refugees in receiving countries, in terms of health care systems and services. However, there seems to be little focus on the health care providers’ perspectives of the challenges in health care provision in refugee settings. This review aims to explore some of the articles discussing the challenging issues surrounding refugee health from a provider’s perspective.