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WMA launches course to help prison doctors confronted with torture

BMJ 2004; 329 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.329.7466.591-b (Published 09 September 2004) Cite this as: BMJ 2004;329:591
  1. Fiona Fleck
  1. Geneva

    The World Medical Association launched a web based course on Tuesday to help prison doctors detect torture and treat victims, in the wake of allegations that US doctors were complicit in the abuse of detainees in Iraq, Afghanistan, and Guantanamo Bay (Lancet 2004;364:725-9).

    The association's secretary general, Delon Human, said the 12 hour course, called “Lupin,” is the first one specifically designed for prison doctors and includes guidelines on ethics and human rights that are based on international declarations concerning torture in prisons.

    Developed by the Norwegian Medical Association, a member of the World Medical Association, and …

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