Fate, spirits and curses : mental health and traditional beliefs in some refugee communities / Kathy Jackson.
By: Jackson, Kathy.
Contributor(s): Auckland Refugees as Survivors Centre.Auckland, NZ : Auckland Refugees As Survivors Centre, 2006Description: 196 p. : ill. ; 21 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9780473104788 (pbk.).Subject(s): REFUGEES | MENTAL HEALTH | ACCULTURATION | CROSS CULTURAL COMPARISONS | NEW ZEALAND
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Includes bibliographical references.
Ch. 1. Refugee culture and psychological distress -- Ch. 2. Religion, health and healing in the Middle East and Africa : an overview -- Ch. 1. Mental health beliefs : country by country -- Ch. 4. Mental health in Afghanistan -- Ch. 5. Mental health in Arab countries -- Ch. 6. Mental health in Ethiopia and Eritrea -- Ch. 7. Mental health in Iran -- Ch. 8. Mental health in Iraq -- Ch. 9. Mental health in Rwanda and Burundi -- Ch. 10. Mental health in Somalia -- Ch. 11. Mental health in Sudan -- Ch. 12. Assessment and treatment issues for New Zealand mental health practitioners -- Appendix 1. Sources of information about mental health in various languages -- Information about general health services for refugees in New Zealand -- Appendix 2. Chronic and long term physical after effects of torture -- Appendix 3. Characteristics of cross-culturally competent mental health practitioners.
This book draws on firsthand experience and wide research to outline some traditional beliefs about the nature, causes and management of poor mental health within refugee communities from the Middle East and North Africa, now living in New Zealand.