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Dual Loyalty and Human Rights in Health Professional Practice

03/01/2003

Fidelity to the patient is a cornerstone of the ethics of health practice; yet physicians, nurses and other health professionals are increasingly called upon to subordinate the patient's interest to some social objective - sometimes at the expense of the rights of the patient. In this book, PHR analyzes the problem of dual loyalty and proposes both practice guidelines and institutional mechanisms to support health professionals facing dual loyalty conflicts.

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Maternal Mortality in Herat Province, Afghanistan

09/01/2002

A study demonstrating that women in Herat Province, Afghanistan have an extraordinarily high risk of dying during pregnancy and childbirth, along with the highest maternal mortality ratio in the world outside of Africa.

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Women's Health and Human Rights in Afghanistan

12/31/2001

A groundbreaking survey of over 1,000 Afghan women and men about their attitudes and experiences regarding the health and human rights of Afghan women. The report revels that an overwhelming majority of Afghan women and men do not support Taliban policies but do strongly support basic human rights and freedoms for all.

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War Crimes in Kosovo

08/01/1999

The Kosovo crisis resulted in the largest population displacement in Europe since the Second World War. Journalists and human rights researchers investigated, documented, and reported many individual accounts of human rights violations taking place in Kosovo. PHR and Columbia University designed this study to establish patterns of human rights violations among Kosovar refugees by Serb forces, using a population-based approach.

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