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Awareness of issues related to torture among medical students in Mauritius.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  18624145     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Torture in custody is a global problem. Many declarations and conventions by different agencies throughout the world have sought to address this issue. Health professionals are required to detect, treat, and rehabilitate victims of torture. In the last few years, medical personnel have emphasised their stand against the practice of torture. We surveyed 155 second- and third-year medical graduates in Mauritius to assess their knowledge of and attitudes towards torture. A majority of the students have a basic awareness and would like to learn more about torture as a human rights issue. However, more than 37 per cent of students were in favour of beating in custody. Torture could be reduced if the medical profession maintains high standards of practice and ethics. Medical education for the prevention of torture should be included in the undergraduate medical curriculum.
Authors:
A K Agnihotri; B Purwar; Nilima Jeebun; Smriti Agnihotri
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Indian journal of medical ethics     Volume:  4     ISSN:  0974-8466     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:    2007 Jul-Sep
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-07-15     Completed Date:  2008-08-15     Revised Date:  2009-03-09    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101214913     Medline TA:  Indian J Med Ethics     Country:  India    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  131-2     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Department of Forensic Medicine, SSR Medical College, Curepipe Mauritius. agnihotri_arun@hotmail.com
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Adult
Attitude of Health Personnel*
Awareness
Clinical Competence
Curriculum
Education, Medical, Undergraduate
Educational Measurement
Health Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice*
Health Services Needs and Demand
Human Rights / education
Humans
Mandatory Reporting
Mauritius
Physician's Role
Practice Guidelines as Topic
Questionnaires
Students, Medical / psychology*
Torture* / ethics,  statistics & numerical data
World Health

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