Mental health of migrants and refugees in the european context: a scoping review protocol

Authors

  • Samara de Sena Faculdade de Letras da Universidade do Porto, Porto, Portugal
  • Eduardo Santos Centro Hospitalar e Universitário de Coimbra - Serviço de Reumatologia, Coimbra, Portugal | Health Sciences Research Unit: Nursing (UICISA: E), Nursing School of Coimbra (ESEnfC), Coimbra, Portugal https://orcid.org/0000-0003-0557-2377
  • Madalena Cunha Instituto Politécnico de Viseu, Escola Superior de Saúde, Viseu, Portugal | UICISA:E, ESEnfC, Coimbra / SIGMA – Phi Xi Chapter, ESEnfC, Coimbra, Portugal | CIEC - UM, Braga, Portugal

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.29352/mill0207e.13.00368

Keywords:

mental health, transients and migrants, refugees

Abstract

Introduction: Migrants or refugees, regardless of their status, face common post-migration challenges that can affect their mental health. Although several studies corroborate this reality, few compare it between European countries, which leads to an ignorance of its effects.

Objective: To map and synthesise negative impacts on the mental health of migrants and refugees after their arrival in the host country.

Methods: A scoping review will be conducted using the method proposed by the Joanna Briggs Institute. The selection of studies, extraction and synthesis of data will be carried out by two independent reviewers.

Results: We expect the inclusion of studies that demonstrate that the migrant suffers a rapid deterioration of his or her general health status soon after establishment in his or her new country due to radical changes in lifestyle. This is likely to be due to common post-migration challenges that may affect their mental health and impose negative impacts.

Conclusion: The carrying out of this scoping review will be essential to synthesize the existence of negative impacts on the mental health of migrants

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Published

2020-12-18

How to Cite

Sena, S. de, Santos, E., & Cunha, M. (2020). Mental health of migrants and refugees in the european context: a scoping review protocol . Millenium - Journal of Education, Technologies, and Health, 2(7e), 117–121. https://doi.org/10.29352/mill0207e.13.00368

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