Hunger strikes

BMJ 1996; 312 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.312.7028.444 (Published 17 February 1996) Cite this as: BMJ 1996;312:444

Doctors do not have final decision on hunger strikers in prison

  1. Dermot Feenan
  1. Independent scholar 25 Rathkeltair Road, Downpatrick, Northern Ireland BT30 6NL

    EDITOR,—George J Annas1 believes that in Britain the most definitive ethical statement regarding treatment of hunger strikers in the custody of the state remains “the 1974 statement of the BMA's central ethics committee that prison doctors ‘must’ have …

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