• Entry type: Resource
  • Entry ID: AWH002258

Christine Phillips interviewed by Ann-Mari Jordens [sound recording]

  • Repository National Library of Australia, Oral History and Folklore Collection
  • Reference ORAL TRC 5842
  • Date Range 1-Aug-07 - 1-Aug-07
  • Description

    1 sound file Christine Phillips speaks about her early life and schooling; her medical studies; her experience on a African medical mission; working in Alice Springs on diabetes research; doctor-patient relationships in indigenous health; refugees in Darwin; psychiatric problems; her visit to East Timor (1990); moving to general practice in Canberra early 1990s; working at Gambia Research Institute, Sierra Leone, Uganda; moving to Companion House, Canberra 2001; funding arrangements, services provided; refugees early settlement priorities; Asylum seekers; ACT dental, mental, pharmaceutical services, health promotion; Sudanese problems; services for Bridging Visa holders and asylum seekers on Temporary Protection Visas; lack of medical information on people released from detention centres. Phillips talks about refugees’ use of mainstream GPs; problems with emergency department of hospitals and specialists; role of GPs; aged refugees in nursing homes; pharmaceutical services for refugees; Interpreting services for GPs and hospitals; Telephone Interpreter Service (TIS); her crusade; after hours services for refugees; The Kiani case; detention centres; ethnic community based support groups; negotiations with ACT government; psychiatric and medical services in detention centres; children and adolescents in detention; the impact of detention on family relationships; Einfield Inquiry, 2006; vulnerable groups in Canberra; medical education; community attitudes.

  • Access Access open for research, personal copies and public use.
  • Finding Aid Timed summary (5 p.) and Uncorrected transcript (typescript, 69 leaves)

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  • Primary Creator
    • Phillips, Christine (1963 - )