By Ian Miller
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It is the 1st monograph-length learn of the force-feeding of starvation strikers in English, Irish and northern Irish prisons. It examines moral debates that arose during the 20th century whilst governments accredited the force-feeding of imprisoned suffragettes, Irish republicans and convict prisoners. It additionally explores the fraught function of felony medical professionals known as upon to accomplish the approach. because the domestic workplace first accredited force-feeding in 1909, a few questions were raised in regards to the approach. Is force-feeding secure? Can it kill? Are medical professionals who feed prisoners opposed to their will forsaking the scientific moral norms in their career? And do country our bodies use criminal medical professionals to assist take on political dissidence every now and then of political crisis?
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33. 10. 1–24. 11. Dave Hannigan, Terence MacSwiney: The Hunger Strike that Rocked an Empire (Dublin: O’Brien Press, 2010). 12. html. 19. 13. 21–2. 14. 18–38. 15. K. Stuart Ross, Smashing H-Block: The Popular Campaign Against Criminalisation and the Irish Hunger Strikes, 1976–1982 (Liverpool: Liverpool University Press, 2011); Thomas Hennessey, Hunger Strike: Margaret Thatcher’s Battle with the IRA, 1980–1981 (Dublin: Irish Academic Press, 2013). 16. James McKenna, Farhat Manzoor and Greta Jones, Candles in the Dark: Medical Ethical Issues in Northern Ireland during the Troubles (London: Nuffield Trust, 2009).
In September, Charlotte Marsh, Laura Ainsworth, and Mary Leigh were arrested while demonstrating at a public meeting being held by Prime Minister Herbert Asquith. A judge sentenced them to two weeks imprisonment at Winson Street Gaol, Birmingham, where the prisoners immediately went on hunger strike. One Saturday afternoon, a wardress entered Mary Leigh’s cell and forced her onto her bed. Two doctors entered the room. While Mary was being pinned down, one of the doctors inserted a 40 I. MILLER tube into her nose with a funnel at the end.
Overall, this chapter introduces the core ethical questions that have been asked about the paternalism of force-feeding, setting the stage for a more detailed consideration of specific aspects of these debates in subsequent chapters. Chapter 3 investigates the fraught career trajectories of doctors employed in prisons at times of political crisis. It focuses on the problem of medical participation in force-feeding and the dubious role of prison doctors who have helped state bodies tackle political dissidence.
A History of Force Feeding: Hunger Strikes, Prisons and Medical Ethics, 1909-1974 by Ian Miller