Department of Family & Community Medicine

Enhanced Skills Program: Global Health and Vulnerable Populations Goals and Objectives Refugee Health

Medical Expert

The PGY3 resident will:

  • Perform a complete and culturally appropriate assessment of refugee patients
  • Explore both the disease and the patient’s own personal experience of illness
  • Incorporate prevention and health promotion into clinical encounters
  • Provide care that is culturally appropriate with an awareness of and respect for local beliefs, customs and practices

Communicator

The PGY3 resident will:

  • Develop rapport and trust with patients and families across cultural and linguistic differences
  • Accurately convey relevant information and explanations to patients and families
  • Take into account cultural and experiential differences and individual patient vulnerabilities
  • Demonstrate skill in the use of language interpreter services as a tool in facilitating optimal patient care

Collaborator

The PGY3 resident will:

  • Participate effectively and appropriately in an interprofessional healthcare team caring for refugees

Manager

The PGY3 resident will:

  • Allocate finite healthcare resources appropriately in caring for refugees

Health Advocate

The PGY3 resident will:

  • Respond to the health needs of individual refugees particularly those most neglected and vulnerable
  • Advocate for refugees around relevant health matters
  • Identify the determinants of health amongst refugees including barriers to accessing care and resources
  • Identify opportunities for outreach to community resources and health partners to achieve better health outcomes for refugees

Scholar

The PGY3 resident will:

  • Read around cases to promote ongoing learning and learn from encounters with refugees

Professional

The PGY3 resident will:

  • Exhibit professional behaviours in practising including reliability, compassion, respect, and commitment to refugee well being