Physicians at War: The Dual-Loyalties Challenge

Physicians at War: The Dual-Loyalties Challenge

by Fritz Allhoff (Editor)

Paperback(Softcover reprint of hardcover 1st ed. 2008)

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Recently, there has been a tremendous interest in the ethical issues that confront physicians in times of war, as well as some of the uses of physicians during wars. This book presents a theoretical apparatus which underpins those debates, namely by casting physicians as being faced with dual-loyalties during times of war. While this theoretical apparatus has been developed in other contexts, it has not been specifically brought to bear on the ethical conflicts that wars bring.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9789048177615
Publisher: Springer Netherlands
Publication date: 11/29/2010
Series: International Library of Ethics, Law, and the New Medicine , #41
Edition description: Softcover reprint of hardcover 1st ed. 2008
Pages: 274
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.02(d)

Table of Contents

Preface; Introduction: Allhoff Physicians at War: The Dual-Loyalties Challenge; Section 1: Physicians and Dual-Loyalties; IDLWG: Dual-loyalty & Human Rights in Health Professional Practice…; Frisina: Guidelines to Prevent the Malevolent Use of Physicians in War; Marks: Dual Disloyalties: Law and Medical Ethics at Guantánamo Bay; Pearce/Saul: Toward a Framework for Military Health Ethics; Section 2:Physicians and Torture; Allhoff: Physician Involvement in Hostile Interrogations; Matthews:Indecent Medicine Revisited: Considering Physician Involvement in Torture; Lunstroth: Torture and the Regulation of the Health Care Professions; Section 3: Physicians and Weapons Development; Gross: Is Medicine a Pacifist Vocation or: Should Doctors Help Build Bombs? Nathanson: The Case against Doctor Involvement in Weapons Design and Development; Selgelid: Armed Conflict and Value Conflict: Case Studies in Biological Weapons; Miller/Selgelid: Ethics and the Dual-Use Dilemma in the Life Sciences; Section 4: Physicians on the Battlefield; Adams: Triage Priorities and Military Physicians; List: Medical Neutrality and Political Activism: Physicians' Roles in Conflict Situations; Appendices: WMA Regulations in Time of Armed Conflict; WMA Statement on Torture, Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment; CEJA Physician Participation in Interrogation.

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