Topic of the Month – The Physiotherapy and Refugees Education Project

The Physiopedia volunteer team is dedicated to reviewing content and creating awesome pages.  Each month we choose a topic that we feel needs improving but this month we changed our regular routine and focused some of our energy on creating content for the Physiotherapy and Refugees Education Project.  This  project is a collaboration between educational institutions, organisations and other projects and Physiopedia is proud to be part of this innovative and important initiative.

Several members of the Physiopedia have been involved in the project and one of our major roles to date has been the scoping review which has recently been published in Physiotherapy. The aim of the review was to explore the existing knowledge and identify gaps which helped to form the basis and direction of the competency framework which will then go on to form large parts of the online educational programme.

We regularly post updates about the project on Physiospot so make sure you keep an eye out for updates in the coming months.

As part of the overall project the Physiopedia team, led by Naomi O’Reilly, have created content which form the foundations of the educational part of the project.  Some of the main topics that Naomi and the team have focused on this month are listed below but this list is not exhaustive:

  • Understanding the Refugee Experience
  • Refugee Rights
  • Refugee Health
  • Effective Communication with People with Refugee Experience
  • Physiotherapy for People with Refugee Experience
  • Cultural Competence in the Refugee Context
  • Complex Scenarios Involving People with Refugee Experience
  • Mental Health and Refugees
  • Experience of the Physiotherapist Working with People with Refugee Experience
  • Global Challenges Relating to the Refugee Experience

If you are interested in the topics above why not join the project? This is really simple to do and we welcome any Physiotherapist with an interest in this field to get involved.  If you would like to know more about this project you can read about it here.

You can also follow the project on Twitter and on the PREP website.