7.5 Conclusion

Key Learning Points

Here are the key learning points for this module:

  1. Preparation for emergencies becomes paramount in resource limited settings.
  2. Preparation includes a having a framework for determining priorities.
  3. Vulnerable groups include: women and female headed households, children (especially if unaccompanied), the elderly, disabled persons, and ethnic and religious minorities.
  4. The position of vulnerable groups should be strengthened (encouraging equal distribution of jobs and opportunities).
  5. Uncoordinated referrals may create more harms than good for a vulnerable person.
  6. Build a diverse network with skilled and supportive health care practitioners.
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Managing a clinic that deals with refugees is never easy, but it is always rewarding and very gratifying. I hope the key points discussed in this module helped you have a better understanding of the role of the manger in the refugee health setting. Thank you very much.

Duration: 15 seconds

Authors

Omar Ezzat, Kevin Pottie, Ayesha Ratnayake, Doug Gruner, Mariella Ferreyra, Kate Merritt

References

  1. MSF, Refugee Health; an approach to emergency situations. 1997
  2. The CanMEDS Physician Competency Framework College of Family Physicians of Canada CanMEDS- FMU Undergraduate Competencies from a Family Medicine Perspective November 2009
  3. Redwood Campbell, Pottie et al. 2010. Ontario Family Medicine Residency Global Health Curriculum Development Project: A Report by the Ontario Global Health Family Medicine Curriculum Working Group.
  4. Sphere Handbook © 2011 Sphere, Humanitarian Charter and Minimum Standards in Disaster Response. Available at http://www.sphereproject.org/
  5. College of Family Physicians of Canada CanMEDS- FMU Undergraduate Competencies from a Family Medicine Perspective November 2009
  6. Redwood Campbell, Pottie et al. 2010. Ontario Family Medicine Residency Global Health Curriculum Development Project: A Report by the Ontario Global Health Family Medicine Curriculum Working Group.