Doctors in detention and the Hippocratic Oath

Selvakone, Meera
November 2009
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;11/10/2009, Vol. 181 Issue 10, pE243
Academic Journal
The article offers the author's insight regarding the prosecution and detention of doctors in hostile places. It states that three doctors have denied independently verified facts, such as casualty figures from the war in Sri Lanka, after they have been detained by the Sri Lankan army. It also mentions that physicians are affected by the fact that medical neutrality can be distorted for political gain, and that their lives could be altered as a consequence of following their duties.


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