Caring for Asylum Seekers in Australia: Bioethics and Human Rights

  • Zion, Deborah (Primary Chief Investigator (PCI))
  • Briskman, Linda (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Loff, Beatrice (Chief Investigator (CI))

Project: Research

Project Details

Project Description

The recent debate over the detention of asylum seekers raises many ethical questions, not least in relation to the provision of healthcare for this particular population. This project will examine both bioethical and human rights approaches. Our work is significant because it will record a living history of the experiences of healthcare practitioners that might otherwise be lost. It also examines the theoretical limits of bioethics, and whether a rights based analysis might give depth to the discipline. It will result in a book and contribute to guidelines for treatment of asylum seekers that might have application to other vulnerable populations.
Effective start/end date2/01/0731/07/11


  • Australian Research Council (ARC): A$95,723.00
  • Australian Research Council (ARC): A$74,277.00