AMA Journal of Ethics®

Illuminating the art of medicine

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AMA Journal of Ethics®

Illuminating the art of medicine

AMA Journal of Ethics. October 2015, Volume 17, Number 10

Ethics Poll

Physicians, Dual Loyalties, and Government Responsibility

The Ethics Poll is a snapshot of the opinions of interested readers.

Physicians in the military who participate in enhanced interrogation or torture of detainees should:

Learn what a 2015 APA investigative report has to say about physician participation in enhanced interrogation in the October 2015 AMA Journal of Ethics.

Force-feeding competent prisoners who are on hunger strikes is a contentious practice. Most often physicians are asked to administer artificial nutrition. Which of the following expresses your thinking about physician participation in force-feeding of prisoners on hunger strikes?

See what medical ethics has to say about physician participation in force-feeding of hunger-striking prisoners in the October 2015 AMA Journal of Ethics.

Governments have a responsibility to provide basic medical and health care services to their citizens free of charge.
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