'Feel the fear and do it anyway': Meeting the occupational needs of refugees and people seeking asylum

Helen Claire Smith*

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Refugees and people seeking asylum face a fife in the United Kingdom that fosters occupational deprivation. Their needs may be significant, but occupational therapists often believe themselves unable to help refugees because they feel unready and ill prepared. A more positive approach can assist occupational therapists to acknowledge their anxieties in this regard and, by taking a proactive and informed stance, use their existing transferable skills to meet the needs of refugees in much the same way that they meet the needs of other clients.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)474-476
Number of pages3
JournalBritish Journal of Occupational Therapy
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - 1 Oct 2005
Externally publishedYes

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