Category: Sondra Crosby

When the System Fails

February 25th, 2015 in 2015, New York Times, Newsmakers, OP-EDs by BU Professors, School of Medicine, Sondra Crosby 0 comments

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By Sondra Crosby, School of Medicine

I purchased a purple “My Little Pony” at Walmart. I told myself it was to bring a brief smile to a sad little girl’s face. In reality, it was for me. In the overwhelming apparatus that medicine has become, sometimes the patient gets lost. So does the doctor. As the major safety net hospital in our region, my own hospital is arguably better equipped than most to effectively handle the human side of medical care. But even the most experienced institutions face an increasingly uphill battle against the systemic shortfalls of American medicine…

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Guantánamo force-feeding amounts to punishment, detainee’s lawyers argue

October 6th, 2014 in 2014, Newsmakers, School of Medicine, Sondra Crosby, The Guardian 0 comments

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Sondra Crosby, School of Medicine

Lawyers for a Guantánamo detainee argued in court on Monday that the US military’s forcible feedings of hunger-striking detainees were a method of punishment, not the medically viable procedure the government has long claimed…

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“It looks like medical care is being withheld because of disciplinary status and that should never happen.”

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Doctors say medical transfer provision necessary in Defense bill

December 9th, 2013 in 2013, Newsmakers, OP-EDs by BU Professors, School of Medicine, Sondra Crosby, The Hill 0 comments

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Co-written by Sondra Crosby, School of Medicine

Congress is currently debating the FY2014 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), annual legislation that sets spending levels for most Department of Defense operations…

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Military doctors urged to refuse force-feeding at Guantanamo

June 13th, 2013 in 2013, George Annas, Leonard Glantz, Newsmakers, RESEARCH @ BU, School of Medicine, School of Public Health, Sondra Crosby 0 comments

Reuters
Sondra Crosby, School of Medicine
Leonard Glantz, School of Public Health
George Annas, School of Public Health

U.S. military doctors should refuse orders to force-feed hunger strikers at the Guantanamo detention camp because it violates their ethical obligations, two doctors and a medical ethics professor wrote in the New England Journal of Medicine on Wednesday…

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Detention continues for last Egyptian in Guantanamo, despite deteriorating health

March 6th, 2013 in 2013, Newsmakers, School of Medicine, Sondra Crosby 0 comments

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Sondra Crosby, School of Medicine

There are fears for the life of the last Egyptian detained in the US Guantanamo Bay facility…

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