Ethical Issues in Australian Prison Psychiatry

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Part of the International Library of Ethics, Law, and the New Medicine book series (LIME, volume 46)

Abstract

Australia is a functioning democracy that has inherited many of its governmental practices from the United Kingdom, despite its location on the Pacific Rim. It is a commonwealth of six states and two territories, as well as some offshore dependencies. The latter are relevant as Australia has chosen to locate some immigration detention facilities on these islands.

Keywords

Mental Health Service Mental Health Care Intellectual Disability Torres Strait Islander Female Prisoner 
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Notes

Acknowledgments 

Thanks to the following psychiatrists who provided details of services in a range of states: Prof John Basson, Dr Michael Evenhuis, Dr Ed Heffernan, Dr Michael Jordan, Dr Len Lambeth, Dr Ken O’Brien, Dr Ed Petch.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of Psychology and PsychiatryMonash UniversityMelbourneAustralia

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