7 Tips for Treating Trauma in Refugee Patients

Many refugees have been victims of severe violence that has profoundly affected their physical, psychological, and spiritual lives. Take home points here.

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Many refugees have been victims of severe violence that has profoundly affected their physical, psychological, and spiritual lives. Individuals and families have sustained multiple losses, including family, country, social position, social network, language, and status. Many have been confined in refugee camps for long periods-in some cases as long as 15 years. Ultimately, if they find themselves living in the United States, these patients bear the emotional toll of the violence they have experienced and of their refugee status.

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