Evaluating a Mental Health Program for Palestinian Refugees in Lebanon

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10144/619015
Title:
Evaluating a Mental Health Program for Palestinian Refugees in Lebanon
Authors:
Yassin, N; Taha, A; Ghantous, Z; Atoui, M; Forgione, F
Journal:
Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health
Abstract:
Medecins sans Frontière, an international non-governmental organization, initiated a mental health program for Palestinian refugees living in Lebanon. To evaluate the impact of the program after its completion, focus groups were conducted with three target groups: (1) patients, (2) staff, and (3) local community stakeholders. Participants voiced overall satisfaction with the program. The program provided easy access, good quality care, decreased stigma, as perceived by participants, and revealed a sense of community contentedness. In addition, several short-term outcomes were achieved, such as increasing the numbers of patients visiting the center/ receiving mental health treatment. However, lack of planning for sustainability and proper procedures for hand-over of the program constituted a major downfall. Program discontinuation posed ethical dilemmas, common in provisional interventions in underprivileged refugee communities.
Publisher:
SpringerLink
Issue Date:
15-Sep-2017
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10144/619015
DOI:
10.1007/s10903-017-0657-6
PubMed ID:
28916882
Language:
en
Description:
We regret that this article is behind a paywall.
ISSN:
1557-1920
Appears in Collections:
Emergencies/refugees

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorYassin, Nen
dc.contributor.authorTaha, Aen
dc.contributor.authorGhantous, Zen
dc.contributor.authorAtoui, Men
dc.contributor.authorForgione, Fen
dc.date.accessioned2017-09-22T14:14:31Z-
dc.date.available2017-09-22T14:14:31Z-
dc.date.issued2017-09-15-
dc.identifier.citationEvaluating a Mental Health Program for Palestinian Refugees in Lebanon. 2017 J Immigr Minor Healthen
dc.identifier.issn1557-1920-
dc.identifier.pmid28916882-
dc.identifier.doi10.1007/s10903-017-0657-6-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10144/619015-
dc.descriptionWe regret that this article is behind a paywall.en
dc.description.abstractMedecins sans Frontière, an international non-governmental organization, initiated a mental health program for Palestinian refugees living in Lebanon. To evaluate the impact of the program after its completion, focus groups were conducted with three target groups: (1) patients, (2) staff, and (3) local community stakeholders. Participants voiced overall satisfaction with the program. The program provided easy access, good quality care, decreased stigma, as perceived by participants, and revealed a sense of community contentedness. In addition, several short-term outcomes were achieved, such as increasing the numbers of patients visiting the center/ receiving mental health treatment. However, lack of planning for sustainability and proper procedures for hand-over of the program constituted a major downfall. Program discontinuation posed ethical dilemmas, common in provisional interventions in underprivileged refugee communities.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherSpringerLinken
dc.titleEvaluating a Mental Health Program for Palestinian Refugees in Lebanonen
dc.identifier.journalJournal of Immigrant and Minority Healthen
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