Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Loopholes in medical ethics

Doctors and psychologists working for the US military violated the ethical codes of their profession under instruction from the defence department and the CIA to become involved in the torture and degrading treatment of suspected terrorists, an investigation has concluded. ...

Medical professionals were in effect told that their ethical mantra "first do no harm" did not apply, because they were not treating people who were ill.
--Sarah Boseley, The Guardian, on convenient narrowing of scope. HT: Marginal Revolution