Preamblethe australian medical association affirms that those who are seeking, or who have been granted, asylum within australia have the right to receive appropriate medical care without discrimination, regardless of citizenship, visa status, or ability to pay like all people seeking health care, asylum seekers and refugees in australia, or under the protection of the. Refugees and asylum seekers tend to have significant and unique health concerns refugees and asylum seekers arriving in australia have often come from warzones (phillips et al 2011) and environments where the provision of health care differs to that in australia or is limited in its availability (lamb & smith 2002. Volunteer ots, psychologists & speechies called on to support refugees and asylum seekers in victoria july 9, 2017 cost, cultural appropriateness and timeliness of these services during the early stages of their settlement in australia australian college of nursing (acn) chief executive officer, adjunct professor kylie ward said, “all.
The department funds and promotes capacity building in refugee and asylum seeker health for the victorian health and human services sector victorian refugee health network the victorian refugee health network works on a diverse range of projects every year. Clinical and community expertise in the provision of culturally appropriate care to migrants and refugees, with a particular focus on women mrwhp commends the nursing and midwifery board of australia for undertaking a. Refugees and asylum seekers are some of the most vulnerable groups the nursing profession has a moral obligation to protect refugees’ and asylum seekers’ human rights, including their right to quality health care,” ms morgan stated.
The refugee nurses australia (rna) network was formed in january 2016 by lead refugee health nurses across australia, many of whom are also members of rheana the rna has a national focus and provides an opportunity for nurses working with people from a refugee background to share resources, be advocates, contribute to clinical guidelines and be involved in community of practice opportunities. There are refugee health nurses in every state and territory the rna has a national focus and provides an opportunity for nurses working with people from refugee background to share resources, be advocates, contribute to clinical guidelines and be involved in community of practice opportunities. Anmf position statement – refugees and asylum seekers 3 the australian government has a role to play in protecting people living in countries where persecution and conflict is taking place, such as the provision of aid to the affected population, diplomatic initiatives, and peacekeeping endeavours 4.
This research paper explores aspects of the recent development of practice nursing in australia, particularly those relating to government initiatives currently in place the paper also discusses some of barriers which may inhibit the further development of practice nursing, and makes some comment.