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Refugee health: Trauma, lost documents, and language barriers, Part 2

Last week we wrote about the refugee crisis in Ukraine and what it means for our healthcare system. There are about 26 million refugees living worldwide, with a small portion living in the U.S. With more people being displaced due to climate change, authoritarian or criminal elements, and military conflicts, healthcare workers will need to prepare for addressing the plight and need of refugees and asylum seekers. Patient Safety Monitor Journal spoke with Cynthia Barginere, DNP, RN, FACHE, chief operating officer at the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI), about building trust and providing compassionate and informed care to refugee patients.

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