Margaret A.Winker, MDIndividualAuthorPhil B.FontanarosaMD, Senior EditorsIndividualAuthor
In Reply: Dr Cobey's emphasis
on inclusion of material on international humanitarian law and the
Geneva Conventions in medical education is extremely important. This
material is relevant not only to those who will in the future perform
the tasks mentioned by Cobey, such as treating patients affected by
war, working abroad with humanitarian organizations or armed forces,
and exposing human rights violations, but to all students as well.
While in medical school, students can learn to act within their
institutions, in their communities, and when appropriate with patients
to raise consciousness about these issues and to strengthen the
protection for human rights that these principles provide.
Sidel VW. Health and Human Rights in the Medical School Curriculum—Reply. JAMA. 1999;281(4):324-325. doi:10-1001/pubs.JAMA-ISSN-0098-7484-281-4-jbk0127