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Caring in Hospital for Children Transferred from Nauru

Caring in Hospital for Children Transferred from Nauru

In this presentation Professor David Isaacs who works and conducts research in both Children’s Hospital at Westmead and University of Sydney will talk about providing care for children after they are transferred from Nauru due to infections  as well as psychiatric problems. Over 150 children were transferred from Nauru in 10 months, having been there over five years or all their life if younger. Some came with both parents, some with only one parent. In hospital the children and their relatives were still in detention and the interactions of guards with children and parents and of guards with staff were often a source of tension. Therefore, Professor Isaac will also explore on some of the challenges faced in caring for these refugee children and their families in hospital settings.