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The physician and prison hunger strikes: reflecting on the experience in Turkey


The medical ethics of a physician’s relationship with a prisoner who is participating in a collective hunger strike has become a major public, professional, and governmental concern in The Republic of Turkey. This article examines the Turkish experience and debate about physician ethics during prison hunger strikes. It is hoped that this analysis will be of use to those formulating policy in similar situations.

  • force feeding
  • human rights
  • hunger strike
  • prison health care
  • physician–patient relationship

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