Military Medical Ethics – Scenario Collection
Level of care under limited resources
Low local standard of care
You receive reliable information that local national post-operative ventilated casualties who have been transferred in good faith to a local national tertiary receiving hospital all die within a...
19 Jan, 2017 Views: 353 Comments: 1
Care for alleged civilian victims
You are a General Duties Medical Officer (GDMO) who has been deployed on a rapid vanguard deployment to a country in central Africa. You are the lead MO for an Regimental Aid Post (4 personnel )...
19 Jan, 2017 Views: 408 Comments: 0
RTD: Treat Gonorrhea or battle wounds first?
Return to Duty (RTD) to influence triage? "During the spring of 1943, while British troops in North Africa were preparing to invade Italy and Sicily, many in the ranks contracted gonorrhea after...
04 Aug, 2020 Views: 361 Comments: 0
Which level of care / Denial of further care
Redland and Blueland are in an international armed conflict. Yellowland is an ally of Redland. Yellowland has a role 2 field hospital in Redland territory which offers a much higher standard of...
18 Jul, 2017 Views: 383 Comments: 0
Attempted suicide
During a military mission abroad, you are working as a doctor and you have to cope with the limited resources in your camp. A young officer, who is on deployment for the first time, has attempted...
18 Jul, 2017 Views: 280 Comments: 0
Do all to safe a life – or switch to palliative care?
During a mission abroad, a soldier is seriously wounded by the explosion of an IED. His injuries are life-threatening and the personal medical would have to perform a long and difficult surgery to...
20 Nov, 2018 Views: 332 Comments: 0
Refusal to evacuate a wounded national
A wounded insurgent is brought into the field hospital. He is burned at 80% of his body. After first care of the burn wounds the patient remains unstable. Because of limited resources and triage...
04 Aug, 2020 Views: 309 Comments: 0
Blood donation for a jihadist
After a long fight between insurgent jihadists and soldiers, some wounded combatants are transferred into the medical facilities. Among them, is a seriously wounded insurgent. One of his legs was...
21 Jan, 2019 Views: 381 Comments: 0
Isolated at sea – Mission first?
Sunday, 22h00, the emergency phone of the on-call dotcor in the military medical permanence rings the nurse of a nuclear submarine that is on a mission in the Atlantic. She is the only medical...
11 Sep, 2018 Views: 357 Comments: 0
Humanitarian Relief
A military ship is sent to a country to provide humanitarian relief after an earthquake. lt arrives after the acute phase of the disaster and is tasked with helping the islanders reconstruct. In...
24 Jul, 2017 Views: 328 Comments: 0
Public health in the Deployed Environment
"A female local national language interpreter presents to your aid station for symptoms compatible with general disease (dysuria, vaginal discharge, pelvic pain), and continues to engage in unsafe...
04 Aug, 2020 Views: 315 Comments: 0
Only one equipment but two patients
"One 'US soldier' and one 'Iraqi Army' (coalition) soldier present with GSW (gunshot wound) to the chest. Both have low O2 saturations. There is only enough lidocaine for local anesthesia for one...
25 Jul, 2017 Views: 378 Comments: 0
Resources for local civilians or reserved for emergency treatment of own?
You are a medical officer and among the first group of soldiers on an international crisis management operation. Some days after you have setup your role-2 facililty (which has an operating...
26 Jul, 2019 Views: 319 Comments: 0
Infected burn-wounds in local children – can you treat them?
During an international crisis management mission, you are the commander of the medical mission and thus responsible for the medical care of the allied soldiers. You do not have an explicit...
03 Dec, 2019 Views: 330 Comments: 0
VIP treatment?
After 18 years in exile in Italy, Mohammed Zahir Shah, the last Afghan king, moved back to Kaboul to live there - without the intention of reestablishing a monarchy. Rather, he wanted to contribute...
16 Jul, 2018 Views: 321 Comments: 0

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