Apparent Professional Malpractice Should Trigger Sanctions
Public Health Medicine Consultant
NW London Health Authority W1T 7HA
I shared Dr Groner's concern about the professional behaviour of health care professionals who assist in executions. However I found the apparent lack of sanctions applied to such individuals in the US puzzling.
It is not surprising that many doctors are unaware that such practices contravene the standards of their professional registering bodies if the latter have not investigated and adjudicated them. In the UK, such behaviour would trigger a complaint to the General Medical Council, and this would result in clear standards as to what was permitted practice.
Isn't this what such bodies are for?