Wednesday, August 1, 2007

Force-feeding Denounced in JAMA

A commentary in the most recent Journal of the American Medical Association has denounced the practice of force-feeding, which Guantánamo's medical authorities have used in a clearly punitive way in medically non-essential situations.

The statement urges military physicians to refuse to participate in the awful process, rather than violate their medical ethics by forcing a treatment upon an unwilling "patient."

From the AP via WSJ