Tag: torture

Blog Posts (7)

July 16, 2015

Dr. Gerald Koocher's Response: Comments on the Hoffman report

In response to an invitation to reply to the recent blog post by Steven Miles, Dr. Gerald Koocher sent the following attached document.  …

July 15, 2015

The American Psychological Association Interrogation Policy and Dr. Gerald Koocher, AAAS Fellow

by Steven Miles, M.D. 

A recent 542-page report describes a damning collaboration between the American Psychological Association (APA) and the Department of Defense (DoD) and other government intelligence agencies.…

January 16, 2015

Physician-assisted suicide, torture, and Hippocrates: He may be old, but (let’s hope) he ain’t dead yet

A recent op-ed piece in the Chicago Tribune avers that Hippocratism is dead; and since Hippocrates’ oath is all that stands in the way of that particular exercise of compassion and patient autonomy known as physician-assisted suicide (PAS), let’s just acknowledge the oath’s irrelevance and wash our hands of it so doctors can get back to the business of killing patients. The oath has “marginal... // Read More »
December 11, 2014

The CIA Torture Report: Health, Medicine & Ethics

by Craig Klugman, Ph.D.

On Tuesday, December 9, the U.S. Senate Select Committee on intelligence released its long awaited report on CIA interrogation and torture.…

July 24, 2013

Doctors Who Torture: Why No Punishment?

Maurice Bernstein, MD

Torture has been in the United States’ “backyard” for a number of years. The forced feeding of Guantanamo detainees who are on “hunger strike” is a current example. …

February 4, 2013

Military Doctors and Deaths by Torture: When a Witness Becomes an Accessory

Guest Blog Post: Steven Miles, M.D.

This blog post will appears as an Editorial in this May’s upcoming issue of AJOB

A Case (and Context)

The Medical Practitioner Tribunal Service in the United Kingdom recently revoked a physician’s license for failing to report treating a man who had been tortured and for failing to safeguard vulnerable detainees.…

August 19, 2007

APA: Members shouldn't be involved with abusive interrogation

Via the Washington Post comes word that the American Psychological Association ruled Sunday that its members can no longer be associated with many of the “alternative” interrogation techniques in use at US facilities around the world.…

Published Articles (1)

American Journal of Bioethics: Volume 6 Issue 3 - May 2006

Indecent Medicine: In Defense of the Absolute Prohibition against Physician Participation in Torture