ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Medicine at Risk-Health Professional as Abuser and Victim

Health professionals are often involved, one way or another, in incidents of state torture. By participating in such acts they grossly violate several national and international codes of ethics. How can this abuse of human rights by health professionals be prevented? Equally importantly, how can doctors be protected from being coerced by the state to participate in torture? A report of the recent Amnesty International seminar on the subject.

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