Occupational experiences of refugees and asylum seekers resettling in Australia: a narrative review

Mayne, Jacinta, Lowrie, Daniel, and Wilson, Jessie (2016) Occupational experiences of refugees and asylum seekers resettling in Australia: a narrative review. OTJR: Occupation, Participation and Health, 36 (4). pp. 204-215.

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Abstract

The contexts into which refugees and asylum seekers resettle, particularly the socio-political context as represented through discourses, shape their occupational opportunities, health, and well-being. This article explores current literature in regard to the contemporary Australian discursive climate, particularly in relation to the way it may shape the occupational experiences of refugees and asylum seekers during their period of resettlement is presented. These two topics of research, drawn from 42 articles, were thematically analysed. Identified themes include imagined possibilities prior to arrival, establishing occupational routines on entry to the Australian community and pursuing a personally significant life. The authors argue that consideration of the way in which discourse shapes the lived world, and in turn, the occupational opportunities of refugees and asylum seekers, is of key importance for those working with these marginalised groups.

Item ID: 46146
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 1938-2383
Keywords: cultural, cultural sensitivity, narrative, occupation, vulnerable populations
Date Deposited: 23 Oct 2016 22:16
FoR Codes: 11 MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES > 1103 Clinical Sciences > 110321 Rehabilitation and Therapy (excl Physiotherapy) @ 100%
SEO Codes: 92 HEALTH > 9202 Health and Support Services > 920201 Allied Health Therapies (excl. Mental Health Services) @ 60%
92 HEALTH > 9205 Specific Population Health (excl. Indigenous Health) > 920599 Specific Population Health (excl. Indigenous Health) not elsewhere classified @ 20%
92 HEALTH > 9202 Health and Support Services > 920208 Health Inequalities @ 20%
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