Health system responsiveness to the mental health needs of forcibly displaced persons

Daniela C. Fuhr*, Bayard Roberts, Aniek Woodward, Egbert Sondorp, Marit Sijbrandij, Anne De Graaff, Dina Balabanova

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Abstract

Health system responsiveness is a key measure to be considered during the assessment of health system functioning and performance and is widely used. However, research lacks short on providing a framework to assess the responsiveness of the health system to the mental health needs of forcibly displaced persons. In this chapter, a new conceptual framework is presented, guiding the assessment of health system responsiveness to the mental health needs of refugees. Methodological tools such as rapid appraisal methodology are being introduced guiding the assessment of key health system constructs, including responsiveness. The suggested conceptual framework and its methods are applied to Syrian refugees residing in the Netherlands, and initial findings are presented and discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHealth Policy and Systems Responses to Forced Migration
EditorsKayvan Bozorgmehr, Bayard Roberts, Oliver Razum, Louise Biddle
PublisherSpringer International Publishing AG
Pages213-234
Number of pages22
ISBN (Electronic)9783030338121
ISBN (Print)9783030338114
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2020

Keywords

  • Health systems
  • Mental health
  • Refugees
  • Responsiveness

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