Oct 31, 2020
Welcome to PsychEd, the
psychiatry podcast for medical learners, by medical learners. This
episode covers Immigrant and Refugee mental health with not one,
not two but three experts in the field: Dr. Lisa Andermann, Dr.
Clare Pain, and Norma Hannant.
The learning objectives for this
episode are as follows:
By the end of this episode, you
should be able to:
- Explore the social, political and legal context
of refugees and immigrants presenting with mental health
- Appreciate the specific mental health needs of
refugee and immigrant populations in Canada.
- Describe the clinical approach to providing
mental health care for this population:
Produced and Hosted by: Dr.
Sarah Hanafi (PGY 3), Weam Sieffien (CC3), and Shaoyuan (Randi) Wang (CC3)
Produced by: Dr. Sarah Hanafi
(PGY 3), Weam Sieffien (CC3), and Shaoyuan (Randi) Wang (CC3)
Guest experts: Dr. Lisa
Andermann, Dr. Clare Pain, Norma Hannant
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