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    Evelyne Shuster

    • After Banning Torture, Psychology Association at a Crossroads

      Posted on September 28, 2015

      The American Psychological Association (APA) voted at its 2015 meeting to ban psychologists from participating in national security interrogation programs, including torture. The policy change was in response to the public outcry over the release of unsettling Senate Intelligence Committee’s report on the Central Intelligence Agency’s detention and interrogation program and the Hoffman report. The latter was written by former… Read more

    • The VA Crisis is Fundamentally an Ethics Crisis

      Posted on July 15, 2014

      The crisis and failure of caregiving that have engulfed the Veterans Health Administration cannot be solved with increased resources or even by hiring more doctors and nurses. Additional resources are critical and necessary—but they are not a sufficient long-term and comprehensive solution to a problem that has been recognized by many as cultural and fundamentally… Read more

    • Arizona’s Ultrasound Mandate, Abortion, and the War on Women

      Posted on May 16, 2012

      Eager to join the ongoing “war on women” and seize the opportunity to roll back women’s reproductive rights, Arizona Republican Governor Jan Brewer signed into law the Women’s Health and Safety Act, which, despite its name, is neither in the interests of women nor for their health and safety. The new law bans abortions after 18… Read more

    • Doing Right by Our Troops

      Posted on June 13, 2008

      The protracted wars in Iraq and Afghanistan have taken a major toll on the mental health of U.S. soldiers and on veterans’ health care system. While the Department of Veterans Affairs has been unable (or unwilling) to appreciate the shortcomings of its mental health programs for injured soldiers returning from the battlefields in Iraq and… Read more