3299.0 Beyond Borders: Human Rights Violations Among Non-Citizen Populations

Monday, October 27, 2008: 2:30 PM
The effects of migration takes various forms that include refugees and internally displaced persons as well as migration of educated persons looking for a better life resulting in a “brain drain” in developing and poor countries. The relationship between disease and human rights is particularly evident in migration of refugees and internally displaced persons prompted by war, economic deprivation, ecological disaster, or ethnic cleansing. Migration forces refugees and internally displaced persons to live in camps that are breeding grounds for diseases. Once the refugees are resettled in another area, the diseases they encountered in the camps migrate with them to their new locations. In the year 2000, there were at least 16,000,000 refugees in camps and settlements worldwide (Schultz, 2001). The brain drain results in leaving countries with inadequate numbers of qualified health care providers to care for populations in their perspective countries (Novotny, Mordini, Chadwick, Pedersen, Fabbri, Thanachaiboot, Mossialos, Permanand, 2006).” (APHA IHRC White paper, Globalization and International Human Rights Challenges for Public Health, p. 3)
Session Objectives: By the end of the session participatsn will be able to: -identify the human rights obligations of States hosting refugee populations; -identify the human rights obligations of the international community with regard to migrants,internally displaced persons and refugees; and -descibe the health related challenges facing host countries and the international community in dealinw the cross border migration.
Dabney Evans, MPH, CHES and L. Louise Ivanov, DNS, RN

3:10 PM
Human rights and nurse migration
Barbara Nichols, BS, Lucille A. Joel, EdD, RN, FAAN and Bianca Chambers, DNSc, RN

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Organized by: APHA-International Human Rights Committee
Endorsed by: Ethics SPIG

CE Credits: CME, Health Education (CHES), Nursing