Clinical issues in refugee healthcare: The Somali Bantu populationParve, Julie DNP, FNP-BC, APNP; Kaul, Teri PhD, FNP-BC, APNPThe Nurse Practitioner: July 2011 - Volume 36 - Issue 7 - p 48–53 doi: 10.1097/01.NPR.0000398777.52008.3f Feature: REFUGEE HEALTHCARE Abstract Author Information With an estimated 803,500 refugees residing in the United States, many NPs will encounter patients who do not speak, read, or understand English. Many of these patients have challenging health issues such as parasitic diseases and chronic or acute diseases not commonly seen in the United States and NPs will need to be prepared for these challenges. Julie Parve was a family nurse practitioner for the Medical College of Wisconsin and Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare, Inc., in Milwaukee, Wis. She is currently an adjunct faculty at Concordia University in Mequon, Wis., and now practices in a rural clinic in Northern Wisconsin. She and her husband travel frequently to Africa to do community development through their organization Hope Without Borders-USA (www.hwb-usa.org).Teri Kaul, PhD, is the graduate nursing program director at Concordia University. © 2011 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.