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Torture: a nursing concern.

Authors
  • Laborde, J M
Type
Published Article
Journal
Image--the journal of nursing scholarship
Publication Date
Jan 01, 1989
Volume
21
Issue
1
Pages
31–33
Identifiers
PMID: 2925214
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Survivors of torture report that their tormentors have included physicians and nurses. Such misuse of medical and nursing knowledge to engage in unconscionable acts is unethical, unprofessional and a violation of human rights. Torture and its use, ways in which health professional participate and steps taken by nursing toward its prevention are discussed.

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