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  1. The forensic physician's conception of himself. Documentation and prevention of maltreatment and torture as a special task.

    Article - En anglais

    The intention of this paper is to point to a special ethical aspect of the forensic physician's duty : the documentation and intentional prevention of maltreatment and torture as a social justification of his profession.

    A survey is made of the features common to the acts of maltreatment and torture.

    Definitions and current views are discussed.

    The perpetrator and his or her act as well as the victim and the acute and chronic sequelae he or she suffers are considered.

    Lastly, the responsibilities of the physician, the citizen, and, in particular, the forensic pathologist are described.

    Mots-clés Pascal : Médecin, Médecine légale, Expertise médicolégale, Violence, Torture, Ethique, Pratique professionnelle, Homme, Prévention, Article synthèse, Personnel sanitaire, Victimologie

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Physician, Legal medicine, Medicolegal expertise, Violence, Torture, Ethics, Professional practice, Human, Prevention, Review, Health staff, Victimology

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    Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique

    Cote : 99-0265355

    Code Inist : 002B18F01. Création : 16/11/1999.