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Letters Death of an asylum seeker

“Do no harm” was forgotten in death of asylum seeker

BMJ 2019; 367 doi: (Published 21 October 2019) Cite this as: BMJ 2019;367:l6051
  1. Piotr Szawarski, consultant in intensive care medicine
  1. Wexham Park Hospital, Slough SL2 4HL, UK
  1. piotr.szawarski{at}

I read about the death of an asylum seeker with sadness.1 Asylum seekers are refugees. The United Nations says that a refugee is a person who “owing to well founded fear of being persecuted for reasons of race, religion, nationality, membership of a particular social group, …

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