Ethical aspects when treating traumatized refugee children and their families
2004 (English)In: Nordic Journal of Psychiatry, ISSN 0803-9488, Vol. 58, no 3, 193-198 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Basic ethical principles are worth analysing step by step when dealing with refugee children and their families. Three issues where potential ethical conflicts might arise for healthcare professionals in treating refugees with different cultural background are pointed out-traumatic life events, hierarchy and repatriation. An ethical analysis of the decision to admit a traumatized teenage refugee to a psychiatric ward is discussed with respect for the ethical principles autonomy, non-maleficence, beneficence and justice. There are both gains and losses, which are valued differently depending on the actors involved.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2004. Vol. 58, no 3, 193-198 p.
Medical and Health Sciences
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-22021DOI: 10.1080/08039480410006223Local ID: 1049OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-22021DiVA: diva2:242323