Torture

February 5, 2018

What Declassified Guidelines Tell Us About Medical Complicity. Our Zackary Berger joins the BMJ talk medicine podcast to discuss this and his new paper with coauthors Matthew DeCamp and Leonard Rubenstein

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In the light of US Central Intelligence Agency guidelines that limited routine care of detainees to promote torture, our Zackary Berger, Leonard Rubenstein and Matthew DeCamp call for sanctions against health professionals who cooperate

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In light of its problematic response to US torture, the APA established an independent ethics commission, members include our Leonard Rubenstein, which has issued its findings

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Was the Central Intelligence Agency’s post-9/11 “enhanced interrogation” program an instance of human experimentation?

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Revelations about the C.I.A. practices, which were a radical departure for the United States, set off global denunciations and bitter divisions at home. They led to an eventual ban on the techniques and a prohibition by the American Psychological Association against members’ participation in national security interrogations

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“The view of the medical profession is so clear now,” said Leonard Rubenstein of the Berman Institute for Bioethics at Johns Hopkins University. “There is no ambiguity anymore about what the rules are.”

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The United States military has sharply curtailed the use of psychologists at the prison at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, in response to strict new professional ethics rules of the American Psychological Association, Pentagon officials said

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Prof. Leonard Rubenstein calls for an end to psychologists’ participation in DOD interrogations in a letter to The New York Times

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