Health Implications for Recently Detained Unaccompanied Immigrant Children: The Role of Pediatric Nurses
Nina-Rizza Pancho Panaligan
Unaccompanied children continue to immigrate to the United States from Central America and Mexico seeking asylum and often reunification with family. As this influx continues, it is the responsibility of the medical community, including pediatric nurses, to address the health needs of these vulnerable children. This article reviews current health considerations of recently detained unaccompanied children, and the impact their experiences have on their physical and mental health.