Ethical challenges in the treatment of traumatized refugees

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The psychological plight of the large numbers of children and families who have immigrated to new lands has received increased professional attention. Among the multiple challenges confronting therapists who work with refugees, there is a growing need to be sensitive to ethical concerns unique to this population. This article addresses three representative ethical issues encountered in clinical work with traumatized refugees: the problem of informed consent, the resolution of conflicting cultural values, and the survivor's search for the meaning of inhumanity.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)103-110
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Traumatic Stress
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1 1992
Externally publishedYes


  • ethics
  • families
  • psychic trauma
  • refugees

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Psychology
  • Psychology(all)
  • Psychiatry and Mental health


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