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Guidelines and Policies

Children in immigration detention – Position Statement
Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists

Health and Well-being of Incarcerated Adolescents – Position Statement [PDF]
Royal Australasian College of Physicians

Health of refugee children – Position statement
Royal Australasian College of Physicians

Making a  Healthy Start – A Guide for Working with People of Refugee Background
South Australian
Refugee Health Network

Mental health screening for people in immigration detention
Department of Immigration and Citizenship

Position Statement on Non-consensual Administration of Medication to Immigration Detainees [PDF]   NSW
NSW Nurses Association
Australian legislation allows for the treatment of immigration detainees without their consent in certain circumstances. This paper outlines the Nurses association’s policy on the issues arising.

Principles on the provision of mental health services for asylum seekers [PDF]
Royal Australian & New Zealand College of Psychiatrists

RACGP Standards for health services in Australian immigration detention centres Australia
Royal Australian College of General Practitioners
In 2006, the Australian Government Department of Immigration and Citizenship (DIAC) sought the RACGP’s assistance to develop standards for health services in immigration detention centres.

Standards for health services in Australian Prisons
RACGP

Towards better health for refugee children and young people – Policy statement
Royal Australasian College of Physicians

Understanding the Client Experience: Refugees accessing and utilising the health system in Australia
Department of Human Services (Vic)

United Nations Principles of Medical Ethics
Relevant to the role of health personnel, particularly physicians, in the protection of prisoners and detainees against torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment’ (not just about torture).

Papers, Reports and Books

Health service delivery for newly arrived refugee children: a framework for good practice
Woodland et al,  Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health 46(1)
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Prison health – a different place for GPs
Holmwood and Rae,  Australian Family Physician 32(10) 2003

Seeking asylum in Australia: immigration detention, human rights and mental health care
Newman L, Proctor N, Dudley M, (2013) 21 Australas Psychiatry 315-320

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