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J R Soc Med. 1995 January; 88(1): 40P–41P.
PMCID: PMC1295075

Poor conditions of detention compromise ethical standards.

Abstract

The ethical standards of police surgeons are being compromised by conflict between obligations to their paymasters, the police authorities, and their responsibilities to their patients, when these patients are prisoners detained in unacceptable conditions and where even minimum standards of medical care and management are difficult to deliver.

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