Military Medical Ethics – Scenario Collection
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Suicide after mission – Failed to offer treatment for PTSD
A soldier is diagnosed with PTSD only two years after he returns from a mission during which he witnessed four near-death experiences in Afghanistan, including thinking he had lost his legs when he...
19 Nov, 2018 Views: 264 Comments: 0
Professional ethos – when values clash
In a region affected by ongoing hostilities, a humanitarian aid organisation deployed a eld hospital to treat war-wounded combatants and civilians.The medical staff deployed was made up exclusively...
19 Nov, 2018 Views: 299 Comments: 0
Condoning rape?
"At the end of a medical information session in a very poor war-torn country, a young soldier came up to me. He asked whether he should use condoms when engaging in rape. I answered "yes". I was...
19 Nov, 2018 Views: 351 Comments: 0
"Easy" amputation as prosthesis is guaranteed
It has been observed, that the medical services of some countries seem to favorise amputations over measures that try to safe the limbs if (i) resources in the situation are scarce, (ii) the risk of...
22 Nov, 2019 Views: 327 Comments: 0
Local leader / VIP patient
"The motorcade of the local political leader comes under attack as he is arriving to visit colleagues being treated at your hospital, and the leader is admitted with gunshot injuries. You have...
26 Jul, 2017 Views: 321 Comments: 0
A Shipboard Request for Abortion
The San Antonio Class Amphibious Transport Dock (LPD) is two months into a 6-month deployment. The crew consists of 336 men and 37 women. After finishing a practice Amphibious Exercise, the ship was...
22 Jan, 2019 Views: 319 Comments: 0
Saving lives – do they want to live with the results of their injuries?
Medical care in the field, medical evacuation, and care in the hospital has progressed to achieve injury survival rates that were unheard of in the past. Along with these positive survival rates...
04 Dec, 2019 Views: 329 Comments: 0
Treatment against the will of family members?
A military convoy accidentally caused a motor vehicle accident. An Afghan woman was inside the car and the convoy brought her and her uncle there. Upon entering the medical unit, she is in pain and...
25 Feb, 2019 Views: 301 Comments: 0
Unexploded Ordnance in an Expectant Patient
During a mass casualty response, after a rocket attack, patients come in. On of the casualties is a 30-year-old male sustaining fatal injuries from the aforementioned rocket attack. At triage, he...
22 Nov, 2019 Views: 290 Comments: 0

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