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Waiting room

As you can see the practice manager first refuses to register Mrs. Abilowale because she has no proof of address or identification. Does a person have to provide evidence of …

What is torture?

Some doctors specialise in treating and investigating victims of torture. However, identifying victims of torture and supporting their needs are the responsibility of every health professional. Additionally, identifying and recording …

Week 2 wrap up

We hope you have found this week’s content interesting. Thanks a lot for the good contributions that you have made to the discussions! We have discussed that every human being …

Unaccompanied refugee children

Pediatric outpatient clinic One of the patients Sarah meets at the pediatric outpatient clinic is Ahmed, who is 17. He comes with a social worker and an interpreter. Sarah learns …

Internal medicine

It is Wednesday and Sarah is observing a consultation Dr Uwe Ziegler has with a 40-year old African female patient. The woman clearly looks unwell and seems to be in …

Mental health care for refugees

As Sarah is leaving the hospital on her second day with the Refugee health team, she recognizes one of the patients she met in the afternoon who had been suffering …

Infectious diseases ward

It is Tuesday morning and Sarah has been assigned to receive a leprosy patient from the next town because the staff at the local hospital there does not know what …

Refugees’ access to health and health care

Please reflect and share your opinion on the questions provided below. If you are uncertain, search for information about the health services offered to asylum seekers and refugees in your …

A global health problem

Domestic violence is a gross violation of human rights, and it is a global health problem of epidemic proportions. Globally, more women are killed by a partner or former partner, …

Typology of domestic violence

Before we move on to the case, let’s have a look at the different types of domestic violence. The World Health Organisation distinguishes between four main types of domestic violence: …

Safety planning

Even if the patient is not in immediate danger, we should always think about safety planning. There are tools available for safety planning, too. You could support your patient in …

Follow-up appointments

Patients require close follow-up after disclosure of domestic violence. We must ensure that the patient leaves with an appointment to be reviewed within a short period of time. Referral to …

Preventing further violence

A key fact to remember is that patients who have experienced domestic violence are at high risk of further violence, at the hands of the same perpetrator, in their homes. …