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We must unite against health law that threatens medical neutrality in Turkey

British Medical Journal
12/16/2013

Our fears of an assault on medical neutrality by the Turkish government have been realised. The article of the draft health law referred to in our BMJ editorial would criminalise the delivery of emergency medical care to everyone in need, not only demonstrators.

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Physicians Who Do Harm

The Last Word On Nothing
11/06/2013

First, do no harm. It’s a commandment often incorrectly attributed to the Hippocratic oath yet it provides an ethical foundation for modern medicine. The American Medical Association’s principles of medical ethics begins, “A physician shall be dedicated to providing competent medical care, with compassion and respect for human dignity and rights.”

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Turkish Protesters Are Still Said to Be Ailing From Tear Gas

New York Times
09/25/2013

Almost 40 percent of protesters surveyed by a Turkish medical group complained of continuing repercussions from their exposure to the tear gas that security forces used to quell last spring’s antigovernment demonstrations, the group says.

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Thunderclap to End Sexual Violence in Conflict

Human Rights at FCO
09/24/2013

Join Human Rights at FCO in sharing this message together at the same time - automatically: “I am calling for all UN countries to sign up to end the use of #sexualviolence in #conflict. It's #TimeToAct http://thndr.it/TGOAeN.”

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Global Health: Medical Education and Training Help Torture Survivors Build a New Life

Association of American Medical Colleges
09/23/2013

Until hours before the Boston woman delivered her baby, not one of her physicians had noticed she had been the victim of genital cutting. The account comes from Jillian M. Tuck, J.D., who manages a national program at Physicians for Human Rights (PHR) to provide forensic medical evaluations for people seeking asylum.

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