American Psychiatric Association clarifies its position on human rights

BMJ 2006; 333 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.333.7558.97-b (Published 06 July 2006) Cite this as: BMJ 2006;333:97
  1. Steven S Sharfstein, president (ssharfstein@sheppardpratt.org)
  1. Sheppard Pratt Health System, 6501 N Charles Street, Baltimore, MD 21204, USA

    EDITOR—Justo underscores the key principles on which the American Medical Association and the American Psychiatric Association (APA) have based their position statements on physicians' participation in the integration of detainees.1 As immediate past president of the APA, I would like to elaborate on the rationale for the APA's position that would preclude psychiatrists from being part of the behavioural science consultation teams.

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