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  1. Do Codes of Ethics and Position Statements Help Guide Ethical Decision Making in Australian Immigration Detention Centres?Ryan Essex - 2019 - BMC Medical Ethics 20 (1):52.
    Australian immigration detention has been called state sanctioned abuse and a crime against humanity. The Australian healthcare community has been closely involved with these policies, calling for their reform and working within detention centres to provide healthcare. As well as having a devastating impact on health, immigration detention changes the scope and nature of healthcare, with its delivery described as a Sisyphean task. In this article I will explore the guidance that is available to clinicians who work within detention centres (...)
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  • Dual Loyalties and Impossible Dilemmas: Health Care in Immigration Detention.Linda Briskman & Deborah Zion - 2014 - Public Health Ethics 7 (3):277-286.
    Dual loyalty issues confront health and welfare professionals in immigration detention centres in Australia. There are four apparent ways they deal with the ethical tensions. One group provides services as required by their employing body with little questioning of moral dilemmas. A second group is more overtly aware of the conflicts and works in a mildly subversive manner to provide the best possible care available within a harsh environment. A third group retreats by relinquishing employment in the detention setting. A (...)
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  • What's in the Frame: The Ethics of Asylum Seeker Health Care.Philip N. Britton & David Isaacs - 2013 - American Journal of Bioethics 13 (7):21 - 22.
  • Extending the Clinical Contract: Advocacy as a Part of Ethical Health Care for Asylum Seekers.Deborah Zion - 2013 - American Journal of Bioethics 13 (7):19-21.
  • Human Rights, Dual Loyalties, and Clinical Independence.Ryan Essex - 2014 - Journal of Bioethical Inquiry 11 (1):75-83.
    Although Australia has comparatively few individuals seeking asylum, it has had a mandatory detention policy in place since 1992. This policy has been maintained by successive governments despite the overwhelmingly negative impact mandatory detention has on mental health. For mental health professionals working in this environment, a number of moral, ethical, and human rights issues are raised. These issues are discussed here, with a focus on dual loyalty conflicts and drawing on personal experience, the bioethics and human rights literature, and (...)
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