TITLE

Doctors in detention and the Hippocratic Oath

AUTHOR(S)
Selvakone, Meera
PUB. DATE
November 2009
SOURCE
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;11/10/2009, Vol. 181 Issue 10, pE243
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
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.
ACCESSION #
45078497

 

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