5193.0: Wednesday, November 15, 2000: 2:30 PM-4:00 PM

Health and Human Rights, Session 2

This session will examine how health and human rights offer a unique paradigm for medicine and law to work in a coordinated and collaborative manner towards the solution of problems affecting victims of human rights violations. Refugees, asylees, internally displaced people, prisoners of consciousness, and prisoners sentenced to death have complex medical, mental health, legal, and social needs that are a direct consequence of human rights violations. The nature of these problems offers a special opportunity not only for healthcare providers to work together, but also for lawyers to work with healthcare professionals. Panelist will discuss how the cooperation between physicians and lawyers is essential when caring for HIV infected patients, refugees, survivors of torture and related trauma, preparing forensic investigations of alleged genocide cases for criminal courts, advocating for global disarmament and for the abolition of the death penalty. Panelist will also discuss whether this model of integration between medicine and law can benefit the care of other vulnerable populations, public health policy, research, and training
Learning Objectives:
Facilitator(s):George J. Annas, JD, MPH
Panelist(s):Alejandro Moreno, MD
Michael A. Grodin, MA
Katie Collins, JD
Sthepen P. Marks, LLD
Leonard Rubenstein, JD
Sofia Gruskin, JD
Susannah Sirkin
Brian Rawson
John Loretz
Sponsor:Health Law Forum

The 128th Annual Meeting of APHA