Nightmares in Jalazone: Families deal with trauma following Israeli torture

2015Lauren Jappee

To understand psychiatric home visits in Palestine necessitates forgoing Western assumptions about patient confidentiality, privacy, and timeliness. Though individual patients often refer themselves to treatment centers after a release from prison, the difficulty of traveling to and from major cities requires therapists to make home visits. Families then participate in the session as a group, thereby coming to better understand their family members situation and relieving some of their own symptoms as well.

Key wordspsychosocial intervention / refugee health / refugees / rehabilitation / torture / trauma / treatment

CountriesIsrael / Palestine