Unanswered Questions and Ethical Dilemmas from Afghanistan: Unheard Voices and Enduring Suffering of Women Affected by Violence

Sakiko Yamaguchi Abstract: Based on reflecting on the experience of working with an Afghan widow, this essay unfolds the challenges and dilemmas of providing aid for vulnerable populations whose voices are rarely heard. Though global health policy makers and practitioners are fully committed to achieving universal health care, it is easy to overlook the fact […]

Asylum Seekers’ Human Rights in Australian Immigration Detention Centers: What Role for Mental Health Practitioners?

Abstract: This paper aims to identify the ethical dilemma faced by mental health practitioners in dealing with the way asylum seekers are treated in Australian detention centers. Drawing on recent research exploring the impacts of post-migration stressors on asylum seekers’ physical and mental state and on the contentious living conditions in Australian detention centers, this paper puts forth the deleterious effects […]