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Abstract

Set in a camp for asylum seekers in Germany, the case is about the professional dilemma faced by an emergency doctor who is called to help with a pregnant asylum seeker who is having an anxiety attack because her husband is facing immediate deportation to Poland due to the Dublin III Regulation. When trying to assess the situation from a medical point of view, the doctor discovers the complex legal and human rights situation of asylum seekers, and the legal implications of the asylum procedure in Germany and its effect on the health status of those applying for asylum. He is faced with the dilemma of his professional and moral obligations and options in this situation.

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Abstract

Set in a camp for asylum seekers in Germany, the case is about the professional dilemma faced by an emergency doctor who is called to help with a pregnant asylum seeker who is having an anxiety attack because her husband is facing immediate deportation to Poland due to the Dublin III Regulation. When trying to assess the situation from a medical point of view, the doctor discovers the complex legal and human rights situation of asylum seekers, and the legal implications of the asylum procedure in Germany and its effect on the health status of those applying for asylum. He is faced with the dilemma of his professional and moral obligations and options in this situation.

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