Physician involvement in torture : an ethical perspective
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Journal of medical humanities, Vol. 34. issue 1, March 2013, p. 59-71
Norain A. Siddiqui, Murat Civaner, Omur Cinar Elci
Bibliographie : p. 70-71. - Photocopies
Evidence proves that physician involvement in torture is widely practiced in society. Despite its status as an illegal act as established by multiple international organizations, mandates are routinely unheeded and feebly enforced. Philosophies condemning and condoning torture are examined as well as physicians' professional responsibilities and the manner in which such varying allegiances can be persuasive. Physician involvement in torture has proven detrimental to the core values of medicine and has tainted the field's commitment to individuals' health and well-being. Only when this complex issue is addressed using a multilevel approach will the moral rehabilitation of medicine begin.