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Refugee doctors can do valuable work in European host countries

BMJ 1999; 318 doi: (Published 16 January 1999) Cite this as: BMJ 1999;318:196
  1. Thomas Wenzel, Secretary
  1. WPA Section on Psychological Aspects of Persecution and Torture, University Hospital for Psychiatry, A-1090 Vienna, Austria

    EDITOR—In their editorial Berlin et al emphasised the importance of finding new approaches to integrate medical doctors living as refugees in European host countries.1 In a project developed during the war in neighbouring Yugoslavia, the Austrian Board of Psychotherapy set up a pilot training programme for doctors and psychologists from Bosnia-Hercegovina who had been forced to flee the country. Participants underwent two years …

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