LMU BIOETHICS INSTITUTE PRESENTS
Health Care Professionals Participating in Torture:
An Ethical Interrogation
Presentation by Dr. José Quiroga, M.D.
Response by Professor Jonathan Rothchild, Ph.D.
Wednesday April 8th at 7pm
Reception to follow
Roski Dining Room, University Hall 1640, Loyola Marymount University
José Quiroga, M.D., a cardiologist, is co-founder and director of medical services at the Program for Torture Victims (PTV), and serves as a vice-president of the International Rehabilitation Council for Torture Victims (IRCT). A native of Chile, Dr. Quiroga worked as a personal physician to Chilean president Salvador Allende. After the coup d’état of 1973, he fled his country and became a professor in the Department of Public Health at UCLA. Since then, he has dedicated his life to the treatment of torture victims, becoming a leading spokesperson on the issue both nationally and internationally. Among other publications, he has co-authored a definitive and comprehensive study of the ongoing global work against torture: Approaches to torture rehabilitation: a desk study covering effects, cost-effectiveness, participation, and sustainability (2001).
Jonathan Rothchild, Ph.D. is Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of Theological Studies at Loyola Marymount University.