Announcements Open Letter: Stop the war on Syria’s hospitals

Medical ethics, the practitioner and orders issued by-the state: gray areas of our own making.

Amar Jesani, Anil Pilgaokarl


Abstract

A short while ago, interventions were carried out by doctors (presumably under ‘orders’ from ‘higher authorities’) on persons competent to make decisions despite their protests. This raises the following issue: What does a medical practitioner do when the dictates of ’employers’/’ State’ conflict with the principles of medical ethics?

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