Friday, April 12, 2013

Doctors of the Dark Side: Physicians, psychologists and torture

One of the sessions at the British Psychological Society (my employers) Annual Conference in Harrogate this week featured excerpts from the documentary Doctors of the Dark Side and a panel discussion with Dr Karen Kitchener, a former Chair of the American Psychological Association's ethics committee, and Frank
Margison, chair of the trustees of Freedom from Torture.

The video above is a nine-minute introduction to the role of physicians and psychologists in the detainee torture programme. It suggests how new US state legislation could stop this post-9/11 misuse of healthcare professionals and secure them as a force for torture prevention. It is made with excerpts and additional footage from Doctors of the Dark Side,

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