Refugees & Asylum Seekers: Research Articles

  1. Abur, W. & Spaaij, R. (2016). Settlement and employment experiences of South Sudanese people from refugee backgrounds in Melbourne, Australia. Australasian Review of African Studies, 37(2), 107-128. https://doi.org/10.22160/22035184/ARAS-2016-37-2/107-128
  2. Adams, E. & Peterson, M. (2018). Occupational justice concerns for Muslim refugees in the United States. Occupational Therapy Capstones. 380. https://commons.und.edu/ot-grad/380
  3. AlHeresh, R., Bryant, W., & Holm, M. (2013). Community-based rehabilitation in Jordan: Challenges to achieving occupational justice. Disability and Rehabilitation, 35(21), 1848-1852. https://doi.org/10.3109/09638288.2012.756944
  4. Blankvoort, N., Arslan, M., Tonoyan, A., Damour, A. Q., & Mpabanzi, L. (2018). A new you: A collaborative exploration of occupational therapy's role with refugees. World Federation of Occupational Therapists Bulletin, 74(2), 92-98. https://doi.org/10.1080/14473828.2018.1526560
  5. Cantrell, J., Banuelos, K.K., Chan, A., and Daine, J.H. (2019). Transition in occupations of refugees during resettlement. Occupational Therapy | Graduate Capstone Projects. 3. https://doi.org/10.33015/dominican.edu/2019.OT.03
  6. Darawsheh, W. B. (2019). Exploration of occupational deprivation among Syrian refugees displaced in Jordan. American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 73(4), 1-9. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2019.030460
  7. Darawsheh, W., Chard, G., & Eklund, M. (2015). The challenge of cultural competency in the multicultural 21st century: A conceptual model to guide occupational therapy practice. The Open Journal of Occupational Therapy, 3(2), 5. https://doi.org/ 10.15453/2168-6408.1147
  8. De Koker, R., Lambers, S., & Vercruysse, L. (2019). Occupational therapy at 'Klein Kasteeltje' in Brussels for children of asylum seekers who cannot participate in the Belgian schooling system. World Federation of Occupational Therapists Bulletin, 75(1), 34-42. https://doi.org/10.1080/14473828.2019.1570703
  9. DiVito, B., Payton, C., Shanfeld, G., Altshuler, M., & Scott, K. (2016). A collaborative approach to promoting continuing care for refugees. Harvard Public Health Review, 9, 1-12. https://www.jstor.org/stable/48503135
  10. Fransen, S., Vargas-Silva, C., & Siegel, M. (2018). The impact of refugee experiences on education: Evidence from Burundi. IZA Journal of Development and Migration, 8(1). https://doi.org/10.1186/s40176-017-0112-4
  11. Gupta, J. (2012). Human displacement, occupational disruptions, and reintegration: A case study. World Federation of Occupational Therapists Bulletin, 66(1), 27-29. https://doi.org/10.1179/otb.2012.66.1.010
  12. Hocking, C. (2012). Working for citizenship: The dangers of occupational deprivation. Work, 41(4), 391-395. doi: 10.3233/WOR-2012-1316
  13. Huot, S., Kelly, E., & Park, S. J. (2016). Occupational experiences of forced migrants: A scoping review. Australian Occupational Therapy Journal, 63(3), 186-205. https://doi.org/10.1111/1440-1630.12261
  14. Krishnagiri, S. S., Fuller, E., Ruda, L., & Diwan, S. (2013). Occupational engagement and health in older South Asian immigrants. Journal of Occupational Science, 20(1), 87-102. https://doi.org/10.1080/14427591.2012.735614
  15. Kuo, F., Goldfarb, N., Grove, H., Koning, S., Kennedy, C., & Emady, K. (2016). Health status of Burmese refugees resettled in central Indiana: Implications for occupational therapy practice. American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 70(4). https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2016.70S1-PO2031
  16. Mason, H. (2016). Partnership working to develop services for child refugees. World Federation of Occupational Therapists Bulletin, 72(2), 99-103. https://doi.org/10.1080/14473828.2016.1232525
  17. Mayne, J., Lowrie, D., & Wilson, J. (2016). Occupational experiences of refugees and asylum seekers resettling in Australia: A narrative review. Occupational Therapy Journal of Research: Occupation, Participation, and Health, 36,(4), 204-215. https://doi.org/10.1177/1539449216668648
  18. Mirza, M. (2012). Occupational upheaval during resettlement and migration: Findings of global ethnography with refugees with disabilities. OTJR: Occupation, Participation, and Health, 32(1), S6-S14. https://doi.org/10.3928/15394492-20110906-04
  19. Mirza, M. Q., Harrison, E. A., Chang, H. C., Salo, C. D., & Birman, D. (2018). Community perspectives on substance use among Bhutanese and Iraqi refugees resettled in the United States. Journal of prevention & intervention in the community, 46(1), 43-60. https://doi.org/10.1080/10852352.2018.1385956
  20. Moore, T. (2017). Strengths-based narrative storytelling as therapeutic intervention for refugees in Greece. World Federation of Occupational Therapists Bulletin, 73(1), 45-51. https://doi.org/10.1080/14473828.2017.1298557
  21. Morville, A., Erlandsson, L. (2013) The experience of occupational deprivation in an asylum centre: The narratives of three men. Journal of Occupational Science, 20(3), 212-223. https://doi.org/10.1080/14427591.2013.808976
  22. Palmer, E. (2019). Examining the correlation between participation in leisure activities and pain and depression in Syrian refugees relocated in Jordan. American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 73(4). https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2019.73S1-PO4038
  23. Siddiqui, S. M., Said, E., Hanna, B., Patel, N. H., Gonzalez, E. L., Garrett, S. L., Hilton, C.L., & Aranha, K. (2019). Addressing occupational deprivation in refugees: A scoping review. Journal of Refugee & Global Health, 2(1), 3. doi:10.18297/rgh/vol2/iss1/3
  24. Smith, H. C. (2005). 'Feel the fear and do it anyway': Meeting the occupational needs of refugees and people seeking asylum. British Journal of Occupational Therapy, 68(10), 474-476. https://doi.org/10.1177/030802260506801006
  25. Smith, Y. J., Cornella, E., & Williams, N. (2014). Working with populations from a refugee background: An opportunity to enhance the occupational therapy educational experience. Australian Occupational Therapy Journal, 61(1), 20-27. doi: 10.1111/1440-1630.12037
  26. Spring, H., Howlett, F., Connor, C., Alderson, A., Antcliff, J., Dutton, K., Gray, O., Jabeen, E., Zeba, J., Jamil, M., Mattimoe, S., & Waister, S. (2018). Asylum seekers, refugees, community services, occupation, meaning, cultural relevance. International Journal of Migration, Health and Social Care. https://doi.org/10.1108/IJMHSC-07-2018-0042
  27. Spring, H., Howlett, F., Connor, C., Alderson, A., Antcliff, J., Dutton, K., Gray, O., Hirst, E., Jabeen, E., Jamil, M., Mattimoe, S., & Waister, S. (2019). The value and meaning of a community drop-in service for asylum seekers and refugees. International Journal of Migration, Health and Social Care. doi: 10.1108/IJMHSC-07-2018-0042
  28. Suleman, A., & Whiteford, G. E. (2013). Understanding occupational transitions in forced migration: the importance of life skills in early refugee resettlement. Journal of Occupational Science, 20(2), 201-210. https://doi.org/10.1080/14427591.2012.755908
  29. Synovec, C. E., & Aceituno, L. (2020). Social justice considerations for occupational therapy: The role of addressing social determinants of health in unstably housed populations. Work, 1-12. doi: 10.3233/WOR-203074
  30. Thornton, M., and Spalding, N. (2018). An exploration of asylum seeker and refugee experiences of activity: A literature review. World Federation of Occupational Therapists Bulletin 74, (2), 114-122. https://doi.org/10.1080/14473828.2018.1539282
  31. Trimboli, C., & Halliwell, V. (2018). A survey to explore the interventions used by occupational therapists and occupational therapy students with refugees and asylum seekers. World Federation of Occupational Therapists Bulletin, 74(2), 106-113. https://doi.org/10.1080/14473828.2018.1535562
  32. Trimboli, C., & Taylor, J. (2016). Addressing the occupational needs of refugees and asylum seekers. Australian Occupational Therapy Journal, 63(6), 434-437. https://doi.org/10.1111/1440-1630.12349
  33. Trimboli, C., Rivas-Quarneti, N., Blankvoort, N., Roosen, I., Simó Algado, S., & Whiteford, G. (2019). The current and future contribution of occupational therapy and occupational science to transforming the situation of forced migrants: Critical perspectives from a think tank. Journal of Occupational Science, 26(2), 323-328. https://doi.org/10.1080/14427591.2019.1604408
  34. Werge-Olsen, I. B., & Vik, K. (2012). Activity as a tool in language training for immigrants and refugees. Scandinavian Journal of Occupational Therapy, 19(6), 530-541. https://doi.org/10.3109/11038128.2012.661455
  35. Whiteford, G. E. (2005). Understanding the occupational deprivation of refugees: A case study from Kosovo. Canadian Journal of Occupational Therapy, 72(2), 78-88. doi: 10.1177/000841740507200202
  36. Yamamoto, S., Amari, T., & Matsuo, H. (2020). Recognition and intervention of rehabilitation professionals handling the health conditions of Syrian refugees with disabilities in Jordan. Asian Journal of Occupational Therapy, 16(1), 11-18. https://doi.org/10.11596/asiajot.16.11