Military Medical Ethics – Scenario Collection
Lack of knowledge in ethics
Medical officer leading anti-insurgent raid
In the south-eastern hilly districts of Blueland, the problem of insurgency was at its peak in 1990. A young military doctor, after completion of his basic military training and a brief period of...
24 Apr, 2017 Views: 380 Comments: 0
Estimating the age of captured persons
During a PEO mission, the UN mandated forces are regularly attacked by rebel groups. Among their groups are an important number of fighters who are suspected to be under-age. After a new incident...
24 Jul, 2017 Views: 421 Comments: 0
Punitive medical examination
An enemy combatant is brought to your aid station after capture by intelligence personnel. They want to question him, however he is moaning and complaining of eye pain, and acute loss of vision....
19 Nov, 2018 Views: 363 Comments: 0
Medical officer present during "harsh interrogation"
Email excerpt from a medical officer "The sessions accelerated rapidly progressing quickly to the water board after large box, walling, and small box periods. [Prisoner X] seems very resistant to...
20 Nov, 2018 Views: 358 Comments: 0
Ethical versus Military Imperatives
Acting on the basis of a 'request' from the Minister for Defence, non-medical Military Authority directed a Medical Board tasked with determining the fitness or otherwise of an individual to...
21 Aug, 2018 Views: 346 Comments: 0
Delayed transport of wounded enemy to medical facility on purpose?
"You are a U.S. Army physician who has just completed a medical internship and have been deployed to Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. While there, two insurgent casualties are brought to...
25 Feb, 2019 Views: 334 Comments: 0
Reporting abuse?
A junior Air Force psychologist, Captain Wren is given 6-month orders to a detention facility housing enemy combatants. Although his role is clinical in nature—he provides care to detainees—he...
25 Feb, 2019 Views: 318 Comments: 0
Treatment first, interrogation second
I experienced this in Afghanistan, while caring for detainees at the Role 3 hospital. Sometimes the guards of the military police (assigned to guard the detainee while in our care) and/ or the...
08 Nov, 2021 Views: 332 Comments: 0


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