One psychiatrist's experience of visiting offshore processing centres for people seeking asylum in Australia.

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  • Author(s): Adler, Robert
  • Source:
    Australasian Psychiatry. Feb2016, Vol. 24 Issue 1, p23-25. 3p.
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      Objective: To describe the author's experience of visiting Christmas Island and Nauru offshore detention centres as a visiting child and adolescent psychiatrist in the context of his own experience as a refugee from Europe after WWII.Method: Following a visit to Nauru the author wrote to the Prime Minister and leader of the Opposition expressing his objections to the policies of recent Coalition and Labor Governments.Results: His actions have led to the author not being invited to return to these centres as a visiting psychiatrist.Conclusions: The author acknowledges the importance of stopping the boats and proposes that a more humane approach is needed for asylum seekers who arrive by boat. [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR]
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