Can Physicians Work in US Immigration Detention Facilities While Upholding Their Hippocratic Oath?

JAMA
October 15, 2019, Vol 322, No. 15, Pages 1427-1526
http://jama.jamanetwork.com/issue.aspx

 

Viewpoint
Can Physicians Work in US Immigration Detention Facilities While Upholding Their Hippocratic Oath?
Paul Spiegel, MD, MPH; Nancy Kass, ScD; Leonard Rubenstein, JD, LLM
JAMA. 2019;322(15):1445-1446. doi:10.1001/jama.2019.12567
This Viewpoint proposes conditions under which physicians might sign on to deliver humane and ethical medical treatment of immigrants in US detention facilities while managing dual loyalty conflicts with immigration enforcement agencies, including exemption from nondisclosure agreements, use of 3rd-party hiring agencies, and establishment of independent health oversight committees.