Care of Children in Immigration Detention

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Document Purpose

All children presenting at the SCHN are entitled to high quality care, in line with the hospital’s vision and values. The purpose of this document is to ensure that children in immigration detention receive safe, effective and person-centred care and that staff from immigration detention should not adversely affect the patient's health care, the working environment of the ward and hospital, other patients, other children, their parents or SCHN staff. The high-level guiding principles contained within this document aim to deliver person-centred care which is respectful of and responsive to the preferences, needs and values of patients and consumers. The widely accepted dimensions of person-centred care are respect, emotional support, physical comfort, information and communication, continuity and transition, care coordination, involvement of family and carers, and access to care (Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care).

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