2175 The views of emergency care providers on providing emergency healthcare for asylum seekers and refugees

Conclusion 12 semi-structured interviews were carried out – 6 Doctors and 6 Nurses. 6 themes were developed across a spectrum of themes related to the individual and those related to the health system as a whole, namely: Behaviour and Culture; Presentation Patterns; Health System Literacy; ED Structure and Capacity; and Beyond the ED. Quotations outlined in the table attached demonstrates aspects of the themes identified. Portions of the data reflect previous findings - for example language barrier - highlighting their generalisability. New themes are also brought to light including particular issues around ED triage and safe discharge and follow-up. The findings provide a focus and direction for further research and have the potential to inform health policy directly. Abstract 2175 Table 1Quotation table related to the themes
Source: Emergency Medicine Journal - Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Tags: RCEM Rod Little Prize Papers Source Type: research