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Child and adolescent refugees and asylum seekers in Australia: the ethics of exposing children to suffering to achieve social outcomes

Mares, Sarah P. and Jureidini, Jon (2012). Child and adolescent refugees and asylum seekers in Australia: the ethics of exposing children to suffering to achieve social outcomes. In Dudley, Michael, Silove, Derrick and Gale, Fran(Ed.), Mental Health and Human Rights Vision, praxis, and courage. Oxford, United Kingdom: Oxford University Press. (pp. 403-414).

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IRMA ID MENbsnellxPUB50
Author Mares, Sarah P.
Jureidini, Jon
Title of Chapter Child and adolescent refugees and asylum seekers in Australia: the ethics of exposing children to suffering to achieve social outcomes
Title of Book Mental Health and Human Rights Vision, praxis, and courage
Place of Publication Oxford, United Kingdom
Publisher Oxford University Press
Publication Year 2012
Edition 1
Editor Dudley, Michael
Silove, Derrick
Gale, Fran
ISBN 978-0-19-921396-2   (check CDU catalogue open catalogue search in new window)
Chapter Number 20
Start Page 403
End Page 414
Total Pages 12
Total Chapters 39
HERDC Category B - Book Chapter (DIISR)
Abstract Sarah Mares and Jon Jureidini review the impact of harsh policies of deterrence, and in particular indefinite mandatory detention, on asylum seekers including children arriving in Australia from 2000 until late 2007. They consider the ethical and human rights implications of policies which wilfully exposed children to abuse and neglect and negative developmental and mental health outcomes. They undertake an examination of various consequentialist arguments that seek to justify indefinite mandatory detention or contest it. They also consider the ethical demands on health professionals who assess and attempt to treat children and their families who are harmed by immigration policy and practice.
 
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