The health of children in immigration detention: how does Australia compare?

Shields, Linda, Stathis, Stephen, Mohay, Heather A., van Haeringen, Alison, Williams, Hanne, Wood, David, & Bennett, Elizabeth (2004) The health of children in immigration detention: how does Australia compare? Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health, 28(6), pp. 513-519.

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We live in an age when the number of refugees worldwide is increasing. All of them have suffered physically or emotionally to a varying degree in their country of origin. The transit to a country of resettlement is fraught with further difficulties or the risk of death. This article explores the different approach taken to the management of this issue by Denmark and Iceland, in comparison to that of Australia. In particular, the different approaches to health care for children and their families are identified. The management of these issues by Denmark and Iceland would appear to be a model to follow. Outcomes of the different managements have not been assessed.

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ID Code: 15212
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
DOI: 10.1111/j.1467-842X.2004.tb00040.x
ISSN: 1326-0200
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2004 Blackwell Publishing
Copyright Statement: Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher.
Deposited On: 16 Oct 2008 00:00
Last Modified: 29 Feb 2012 13:06

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