Pervasive refusal syndrome in child asylum seekers on Nauru.

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    • Author-Supplied Keywords:
      asylum seekers
      immigration detention
      pervasive refusal syndrome
    • Abstract:
      Objectives: Between 2013 and 2019, an estimated 200 children seeking asylum in Australia were detained on the island of Nauru. In 2018, 15 of these children developed the rare and life-threatening pervasive refusal syndrome (PRS). This paper describes the PRS case cluster, the complexities faced by clinicians managing these cases, and the lessons that can be learned from this outbreak.Conclusions: The emergence of PRS on Nauru highlighted the risks of long-term detention of children in settings that are unable to meet their physical and psycho-social needs. The case cluster also underscored (a) the difficulties faced by doctors working in conditions where their medical and legal obligations may be in direct conflict, and (b) the role of clinicians in patient advocacy. [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR]
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    • Full Text Word Count:
      2395
    • ISSN:
      1039-8562
    • Accession Number:
      10.1177/1039856220956251
    • Accession Number:
      146204842
  • Citations
    • ABNT:
      NEWMAN, L. et al. Pervasive refusal syndrome in child asylum seekers on Nauru. Australasian Psychiatry, [s. l.], v. 28, n. 5, p. 585–588, 2020. DOI 10.1177/1039856220956251. Disponível em: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=hch&AN=146204842. Acesso em: 4 dez. 2020.
    • AMA:
      Newman L, O’Connor B, Reynolds V, Newhouse G. Pervasive refusal syndrome in child asylum seekers on Nauru. Australasian Psychiatry. 2020;28(5):585-588. doi:10.1177/1039856220956251
    • APA:
      Newman, L., O’Connor, B., Reynolds, V., & Newhouse, G. (2020). Pervasive refusal syndrome in child asylum seekers on Nauru. Australasian Psychiatry, 28(5), 585–588. https://doi.org/10.1177/1039856220956251
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Newman, Louise, Beth O’Connor, Vernon Reynolds, and George Newhouse. 2020. “Pervasive Refusal Syndrome in Child Asylum Seekers on Nauru.” Australasian Psychiatry 28 (5): 585–88. doi:10.1177/1039856220956251.
    • Harvard:
      Newman, L. et al. (2020) ‘Pervasive refusal syndrome in child asylum seekers on Nauru’, Australasian Psychiatry, 28(5), pp. 585–588. doi: 10.1177/1039856220956251.
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Newman, L, O’Connor, B, Reynolds, V & Newhouse, G 2020, ‘Pervasive refusal syndrome in child asylum seekers on Nauru’, Australasian Psychiatry, vol. 28, no. 5, pp. 585–588, viewed 4 December 2020, .
    • MLA:
      Newman, Louise, et al. “Pervasive Refusal Syndrome in Child Asylum Seekers on Nauru.” Australasian Psychiatry, vol. 28, no. 5, Oct. 2020, pp. 585–588. EBSCOhost, doi:10.1177/1039856220956251.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Newman, Louise, Beth O’Connor, Vernon Reynolds, and George Newhouse. “Pervasive Refusal Syndrome in Child Asylum Seekers on Nauru.” Australasian Psychiatry 28, no. 5 (October 2020): 585–88. doi:10.1177/1039856220956251.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Newman L, O’Connor B, Reynolds V, Newhouse G. Pervasive refusal syndrome in child asylum seekers on Nauru. Australasian Psychiatry [Internet]. 2020 Oct [cited 2020 Dec 4];28(5):585–8. Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=hch&AN=146204842