Rubenstein and colleagues summarize the new Department of Defense Medical
Program Principles and Procedures for the Protection and Treatment of Detainees
in the Custody of the Armed Forces of the United States (DoD guidelines) and
contrast these with principles of ethics for physicians and other health professionals
developed by the United Nations. They found that the DoD guidelines allow
participation of physicians in coercive interrogation practices prohibited
by international human rights law, the Geneva Convention, domestic law, and
professional codes of ethics.