Care or collusion in asylum seeker detention

Linda Briskman, Deborah Zion, Beatrice Loff

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This paper explores ethical questions arising from the work of health practitioners in immigration detention centres in Australia. It raises questions about the roles of professional disciplines and the ways in which they confront dual loyalty issues. The exploration is guided by interviews conducted with health professionals who have worked in asylum seeker detention and an examination of the outsider advocacy role undertaken by the social work profession.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)37 - 55
Number of pages19
JournalEthics and Social Welfare
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 2012

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