Talk:U.S. force-feeding Guantanamo hunger strikers

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It is probably worth mentioning that forced feeding is not a uncommon thing to do. Countless countries do it to prisoners who are on a hunger strike and it is done to Anorexic patients in psychiatric hospitals all the time. --Deprifry|+T+ 13:24, 8 October 2005 (UTC)

Are the procedures the same? This line, "The notion that a qualified medical practitioner would be prepared to supervise such a procedure (as force-feeding through a tube), goes against all medical ethics, certainly in this country," makes me think there's something amiss in the way they are being force fed. I think some information about why this goes against medical ethics is needed. --Wolfrider 13:30, 8 October 2005 (UTC)

Doctors have a very long history of unethical treatment in general, WWII being the most blatant example. Use of force is quite common to make patients "cooperate". I have been looking for some kind of law that would protect the patient and even talked to a lawyer but nobody was willing to hear me up.

Peter

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