Ethical conflicts erupt for doctors as the Australian government overrides their clinical decisions for refugees. This documentary exposes a medical system where the best interest of refugee patients is not at play and doctors resist this. Medical ethics is at the core of this story as it exposes this issue by hearing first hand from the clinicians. The story also reflects historically on the Hippocratic Oath and ethics that doctors are bound to.
The government says their offshore deterrence system protecting Australian borders will fall apart with the recent passing of the Urgent Medical Transfer Bill permitting seriously ill patients to be transferred to specialist care in Australia. How will this conflict be resolved when many lives are at stake?