10 things to know about treating asylum seekers and refugees

AS Australia increases its intake of refugees from the Middle East, a Melbourne doctor wants to educate GPs about how they should be treated.

Dr Karen Kiang, paediatric refugee fellow at the Royal Children’s Hospital, Melbourne, is running a webinar today on the assessment of newly arrived refugee children. 

These are her key messages for GPs:

Refugees are judged to have valid reasons for fleeing their country — a well-founded fear of persecution and unable to return — and have been granted residency here.

  1. Asylum-seekers have left their