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Against Our Oath (ATOM Study Guide)

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Asylum seekers who arrive in Australia by boat are detained on the remote Pacific islands of Manus and Nauru. Ethical conflicts erupt for doctors working within this offshore system when the Australian government overrides their clinical decisions made for refugee patients. If doctors cannot follow their medical ethics what will happen to their patients?

Against Our Oath gets behind the hospital doors to hear from clinicians themselves who know they must never abandon their patients. The government does not want to follow doctors’ orders to transfer patients needing urgent medical care to Australia. They say it will weaken Australia's borders. Herein lies the extraordinary conflict off medical ethics versus politics that is playing out for doctors in Australia today. How will this conflict be resolved?

Filmed over four years in ten countries, by award-winning filmmaker Heather Kirkpatrick, this film will confront you with deep moral questions.

Curriculum Links:

  • Civics and Citizenship (Years 7–10)
  • English (Years 9–10)
  • Geography (Years 7–8)
  • Health and Physical Education (Years 9–10)
  • History (Year 10)

Against Our Oath can also be used as a supplementary text when studying a range of Senior School subjects, including:

  • Ethics
  • Legal Studies
  • Health and Human Development
  • Politics
  • Psychology

The documentary is also suitable for range of tertiary courses, including (but not limited to):

  • Medicine
  • Nursing
  • Bio-Ethics
  • Politics
  • Ethics
  • Human Rights Law
  • Social Work
  • Psychiatry
  • Psychology
  • Sociology

Against Our Oath is available to stream for 7-day rental, 30-day rental, 1-year rental and lifetime access here.


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