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Primary care needs of Cambodian refugees.

Authors
  • Baughan, D M
  • White-Baughan, J
  • Pickwell, S
  • Bartlome, J
  • Wong, S
Type
Published Article
Journal
The Journal of family practice
Publication Date
May 01, 1990
Volume
30
Issue
5
Pages
565–568
Identifiers
PMID: 2332748
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Cambodian refugees who endured the Pol Pot regime experienced a horrendous assault on their physical and mental health. The complaints and diagnoses of 168 Cambodian refugees who presented to a family medicine primary care clinic between 1985 and 1987 were examined. Fourteen of these patients were visited in their homes to obtain in-depth perspectives of their health beliefs and needs. The results support the growing awareness that Cambodian refugees require sensitive and sophisticated approaches to dealing with widespread emotional and physical dysfunction.

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