Refugee and Asylum Seekers’ Health Problems: The Nursing Approach

Author/s: Ayşe Çiçek Korkmaz

DOI: 10.12738/mejrs.2016.1.2.0002E

Year: 2016 Vol: 1 Number: 2

Abstract

This compilation dwells on refugee and asylum seekers’ health problems, discussing the role of nursing services in terms of refugee and asylum seekers’ health. The movement to seek asylum in Turkey for people who have left their country due to war or internal disturbances first started in 1979 with the Iran-Iraq War. Today, due to the increased violence in Syria, Syrian citizens’ seeking refuge in Turkey by leaving their own country has brought this to a new agenda. This situation, an important one for Turkey, causes many problems that include health concerns. For this reason, nurses must accept these people as priority groups, provide them with a healthier environment to promote and protect their health, and make their health services more easily accessible and less costly.

Keywords
Refugees’ health, Asylum seekers’ health, Nursing services, Health, Health services

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