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dc.creatorGeiger, H. Jacken
dc.creatorCook-Deegan, Robert M.en
dc.date.accessioned2015-05-05T18:48:48Zen
dc.date.available2015-05-05T18:48:48Zen
dc.date.created1993-08-04en
dc.date.issued1993-08-04en
dc.identifier10.1001/jama.1993.03510050082032en
dc.identifier.bibliographicCitationJAMA. 1993 Aug 4; 270(5): 616-620.en
dc.identifier.issn0098-7484en
dc.identifier.urihttp://worldcatlibraries.org/registry/gateway?version=1.0&url_ver=Z39.88-2004&rft_val_fmt=info:ofi/fmt:kev:mtx:journal&atitle=The+Role+of+Physicians+in+Conflicts+and+Humanitarian+Crises:+Case+studies+from+the+Field+Missions+of+Physicians+for+Human+Rights,+1988+To+1993&title=JAMA.++&volume=270&issue=5&pages=616-620&date=1993&au=Geiger,+H.+Jacken
dc.identifier.urihttp://dx.doi.org/10.1001/jama.1993.03510050082032en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10822/743237en
dc.description.abstractViolations of human rights in wars, civil conflicts, and brutal repression mounted by governments against their own citizens often have profound consequences to individual and public health and may, in turn, produce humanitarian crises. The skills of physicians, medical and forensic scientists, and other health workers are uniquely valuable in human rights investigations and documentation, producing evidence of abuse more credible and less vulnerable to challenge than traditional methods of case reporting. Only in recent decades, however, have physicians organized specifically to meet this responsibility. This article presents case studies from the field missions of Physicians for Human Rights to illustrate the investigation and documentation of violations of medical neutrality, refugee health crises, the use of indiscriminate weapons, torture, deliberate injury and rape, and mass executions. Participation of health workers in the defense of human rights now includes investigation and documentation of health effects in threatened populations as well as individual victims.en
dc.formatArticleen
dc.languageenen
dc.sourceBRL:KIE/40767en
dc.subjectCase Studiesen
dc.subjectDissenten
dc.subjectForensic Medicineen
dc.subjectHealthen
dc.subjectHealth Personnelen
dc.subjectHuman Rightsen
dc.subjectInternational Aspectsen
dc.subjectMedicineen
dc.subjectMethodsen
dc.subjectMisconducten
dc.subjectMoral Complicityen
dc.subjectPhysician's Roleen
dc.subjectPhysiciansen
dc.subjectPublic Healthen
dc.subjectRapeen
dc.subjectRightsen
dc.subjectReportingen
dc.subjectTortureen
dc.subjectViolenceen
dc.subjectWaren
dc.titleThe Role of Physicians in Conflicts and Humanitarian Crises: Case Studies From the Field Missions of Physicians for Human Rights, 1988 to 1993en
dc.provenanceDigital citation created by the National Reference Center for Bioethics Literature at Georgetown University for the BIOETHICSLINE database, part of the Kennedy Institute of Ethics' Bioethics Information Retrieval Project funded by the United States National Library of Medicine.en
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