Apartheid Medicine: Health and Human Rights in South Africa
Nightingale, Elena O.
JAMA. 1990 Oct 24/31; 264(16): 2097-2102.
In April 1989, the authors visited South Africa under the auspices of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the National Academy of Sciences' Institute of Medicine, the American Psychiatric Association, and the American Public Health Association. The purpose of the trip was "to assess the effects of apartheid on the delivery of health care and to examine the roles South African health professionals have played in helping and hindering the promotion of health care rights." This summary of the group's full report covers: 1) health care under apartheid; 2) medical education; 3) human rights violations and health professionals (including torture, hunger strikes and restrictions, harrassment of health professionals, the physician and the prison system, and the impact of detention on children); 4) the response of the medical community to human rights violations; and 5) concluding observations. (KIE abstract)
Adults; Children; Dissent; Delivery of Health Care; Discrimination; Economics; Education; Fraud; Government; Health; Health Care; Health Care Delivery; Health Personnel; Hospitals; Human Rights; Law; Law Enforcement; Medical Education; Medicine; Mental Health; Misconduct; Organizational Policies; Organizations; Patient Admission; Physicians; Prisoners; Professional Organizations; Public Health; Public Policy; Regulation; Resource Allocation; Rights; Science; Socioeconomic Factors; Statistics; Strikes; Torture;
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