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Part II of our conversation with Steve Miles and Rosa Garcia-Peltoniemi about health care professionals’ involvement in torture, including a conversation about how terrorism is used to create fear and to rationalize torture. Read Part I here and Part III here.
How do doctors become perpetrators?
Rosa: As Americans we don’t ask about the issue of social class and economic inequalities when we come across other cultures. For example, in many countries, doctors do not earn as much as physicians in the United States. I think it adds to the risk at which doctors are in this situation for collaborating with the government or not standing up for human rights. Continue reading