Ethical challenges for doctors working in immigration detention

Michael H Levy, Corinne Dobson, Helen Watchirs and Emily Howie
Med J Aust 2015; 202 (1): . || doi: 10.5694/mja14.01470
Published online: 19 January 2015

To the Editor: We applaud the professional stance taken by Sanggaran and colleagues in highlighting the ethical challenges for medical practitioners working in Australia's immigration detention centres,1 and extend our support to other clinicians and custodial officers who carry out their duties with respect, care and consideration for human rights.

  • Michael H Levy1
  • Corinne Dobson2
  • Helen Watchirs3
  • Emily Howie4

  • 1 Justice Health Services, ACT Health, Canberra, ACT.
  • 2 Australian Medical Association, Canberra, ACT.
  • 3 ACT Human Rights Commission, Canberra, ACT.
  • 4 Human Rights Law Centre, Melbourne, VIC.


Competing interests:

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