assessment

Investigating the Tibetan Healing System: a psychological needs assessment of Tibetan refugees in Nepal

This article is based on an assessment study of the mental health problems of 21 Tibetan refugees in Nepal. It describes Tibetan views on health and healing. Most of the refugees that were interviewed used the Tibetan healing system, with a few using
Western allopathic medicine.

Epidemiological assessment in emergency settings: recommendations for enhancing a potentially useful tool

The authors identify several factors that have limited the utility of epidemiological assessments in emergency settings, such as a narrow focus on post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), an inattention to cultural variations in distress, and a failure to distinguish between normal distress reactions and actual disorder.