Barriers to access to mental health care services in the Cape Metropole, faced by refugee and asylum seeker women who have been exposed to trauma

 

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dc.contributor.advisor Smythe, Dee en_ZA
dc.contributor.author Warton, Giselle en_ZA
dc.date.accessioned 2014-07-30T18:21:17Z
dc.date.available 2014-07-30T18:21:17Z
dc.date.issued 2013 en_ZA
dc.identifier.citation Warton, G. 2013. Barriers to access to mental health care services in the Cape Metropole, faced by refugee and asylum seeker women who have been exposed to trauma. University of Cape Town. en_ZA
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11427/4743
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dc.description Includes bibliographical references.
dc.description.abstract Through use of a phenomenological design, this qualitative study investigated barriers to accessing mental health care by female refugees living in the Cape Metropole who have mental health problems as a result of exposure to trauma. A high number of female refugees in the Cape Metropole have been exposed to trauma. This study aims to contribute to the limited literature on this topic. The objectives of the study were to identify whether female refugees faced barriers to accessing mental health services in the Cape and if they did, the nature of these barriers. The findings identified that at the service-delivery level, language, under-resourced mental health services, documentation barriers and lack of awareness of refugees' rights were the biggest barriers. The main barriers in the refugee communities were cultural and religious, fear and lack of awareness and work and childcare responsibilities. The study highlights that not only is the South African government obliged under international, regional and national laws to fulfil female refugees' right to access mental health services, but it is in the state's best interests to do so. en_ZA
dc.language.iso eng en_ZA
dc.subject.other Social Justice en_ZA
dc.title Barriers to access to mental health care services in the Cape Metropole, faced by refugee and asylum seeker women who have been exposed to trauma en_ZA
dc.type Thesis / Dissertation en_ZA
uct.type.publication Research en_ZA
uct.type.resource Thesis en_ZA
dc.publisher.institution University of Cape Town
dc.publisher.faculty Faculty of Law en_ZA
dc.publisher.department Department of Public Law en_ZA
dc.type.qualificationlevel Masters en_ZA
dc.type.qualificationname MPhil en_ZA
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