Thursday, May 2, 2013

Guantanamo: Ethics of forced feeding

There’s a life-and-death tug-of-war going on between President Barack Obama and more than 100 prisoners who would rather die than stay alive forever at the Guantanamo Bay detention facility.

Nearly all of the inmates there have never been charged with a crime.

Twenty-three detainees and counting have lost so much weight that they are being force-fed.

A doctor's code is "do no harm," but it is also to respect the autonomy or the independence of the patient.

http://amanpour.blogs.cnn.com/2013/05/01/is-it-medically-ethical-to-force-feed-guantanamo-detainees/?hpt=hp_c5