Table 3

Main findings
Theme
Communication
· The general practitioners prefer to use professional interpreters
· Communication entails more than sharing a common language
Quality of care
· The general practitioners show limited awareness of past trauma among refugee patients
· The general practitioners may feel reluctant to initiate certain types of treatment due to language barriers in refugee patients
· The general practitioners may feel powerless in the treatment of refugee patients
Referral pathways
· The general practitioners may refer refugee patients to specialised treatment centres for traumatised refugees
Expectations and understanding of disease
· The refugee patients may lack an understanding of the connection between psychological problems and physical symptoms
· The refugee patients may exhibit different expectations of treatment

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Jensen et al. BMC Family Practice 2013 14:17   doi:10.1186/1471-2296-14-17

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