About the Australian Refugee Health Practice Guide
The Australian Refugee Health Practice Guide is an updated version of Promoting Refugee Health: A guide for doctors and other healthcare providers caring for people from refugee backgrounds (2012) and Caring for patients in general practice: a desktop guide (2012) and their previous editions. The Australian Refugee Health Practice Guide is also available as a printed Desktop Guide. Contact your local FASSTT agency or refugee health service to access copies of the printed resource. See State and territory referrals.
This revised publication has been produced with funds from the Australian Government Department of Health.
The 2018 update of the Guide project was conducted by Foundation House in collaboration with general practitioners, refugee health nurses, practice nurses, paediatricians, infectious disease physicians and Primary Health Network staff. The project was informed by a national project advisory group and was coordinated by Samantha Furneaux. Further details about contributors.
The Australian Refugee Health Practice Guide is part of a suite of resources to support GPs, nurses and other primary care providers to undertaking on arrival and ongoing care for people from refugee backgrounds and people seeking asylum.
A 2018 update of the Refugee Health Assessment Template supports doctors and nurses to complete refugee health assessments. The template was funded by the Victorian Department of Health and Human Services. It is available at: TBC
The ASID/RHeaNA Recommendations for comprehensive post-arrival health assessment for people from refugee-like backgrounds were written in 2016 with a separate authorship and process. Chapters of these recommendations have been included on the Australian Refugee Health Practice Guide website to assist with easy access to these clinical recommendations. This content is distinguishable on the website by the ASID/RHeaNA banner, and chapter authors are listed on each webpage. The ASID/RHeaNA Recommendations can be accessed in full as a pdf online, or a printed resource through the Australasian Society for Infectious Diseases. This material may be subject to additional copyright restrictions:
Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of research or study, criticism or review, as permitted under the Copyright Act 1968, no part of this book may be reproduced by any process without written permission. Primary health-care providers are granted a non-exclusive licence to copy information for patient consultation. Direct enquiries to the Australasian Society for Infectious Diseases (ASID).