Health professionals have long warned that conditions in offshore detention centres are inhumane, degrading and pose life-threatening risks to asylum seekers and refugees.
There is only so much trauma an individual can endure before it causes long-term problems for mental health, cognition and behaviour.
A bill that would release the 112 children currently in immigration detention in Australia will soon go before the House of Representatives. So what should MPs consider when casting their votes?
Doctors at Melbourne's Royal Children's Hospital are refusing to discharge refugee children back into detention. Which should be a priority - their duty of care to their patient or the law?
From July, doctors will no longer be able to fulfil their ethical and professional obligations to report mistreatment of detainees.