Art of Medicine
Aug 2020

Sanctuary Health Care

Lauren Beatty
AMA J Ethics. 2020;22(8):E741-742. doi: 10.1001/amajethics.2020.741.


Eleven million undocumented immigrants in the United States, including children, face barriers to health. By practicing 4 elements of sanctuary health care, clinicians and organizations can help.

Figure. Sanctuary Health Care



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AMA J Ethics. 2020;22(8):E741-742.



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