New research in Prehospital and Disaster Medicine, WADEM’s peer-reviewed journal, concludes that force-feeding prisoners violates medical ethics and amounts to torture.
(PRWEB) September 30, 2013 http://www.prweb.com/releases/2013/9/prweb11175870.htm
Physicians and other licensed health professionals are force-feeding hunger strikers held prisoner at the US Naval Base at Guantanamo Bay (GTMO), Cuba. These health professionals are violating the medical ethics they swore to uphold and are complicit in torture, according to the authors of an article published in Prehospital and Disaster Medicine. Jennifer Leaning, MD, SMH, Director of the FXB Center for Health and Human Rights at Harvard University, and her Harvard colleagues, Sarah Dougherty, JD, MPH, Gregg Greenough, MD, MPH, and Frederick Burkle, MD, MPH, DTM urge the licenses of health professionals who participate in force-feeding be revoked. Leaning and her co-authors also call for the medical profession to demand changes in military medical management protocols and stronger…
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