Asylum seekers: a health professional perspective
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Asylum seekers: a health professional perspective

Tina Heptinstall Senior lecturer, University of Greenwich, London
Lucy Kralj Community staff nurse for refugees, Asylum seekers and homeless people, Wandsworth Primary Care Trust
Gay Lee Staff nurse, Palliative Care, Trinity Hospice, Clapham, London

The authors examine the situation of asylum seekers and refugees in the UK to enable health professionals to provide access to health care, effective communication and appropriate assessment and referral for this group.


Nursing Standard. 18, 25,44-53. doi: 10.7748/ns2004.

Published in print: 03 March 2004

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