Military Medical Ethics – Scenario Collection
Fitness for duty
Return to duty?
A soldier suffers injuries from the explosion of an IED. The injuries he suffered include closed-head injury resulting in loss of consciousness. Now, after 6 weeks of treatment, he is medically...
04 Apr, 2017 Views: 231 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: 232 Comments: 0
Risky participation in a marathon
Soldier X is a member of the police staff in a peacekeeping operation. He intends to take part in a mini marathon event organised for soldiers when off duty. The military doctor recommended him...
04 Aug, 2020 Views: 214 Comments: 0
The medical secret
During deployment, military doctors supervise the soldiers's health. Therefore, all soldiers must regularly visit the doctor in order to asses their health and fitness for duty. During these visits,...
04 Aug, 2020 Views: 220 Comments: 0
Making a disclosure in the public interest
A sergeant in your unit asks if he can talk to you in confidence. Several weeks ago his patrol came under attack. Two of his colleagues were killed and three were severely wounded. Although he did...
12 Jun, 2019 Views: 191 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: 216 Comments: 0
Return to Duty: Ethical Issues for Military Health Professionals
"A U.S. soldier suffers injuries from the explosion of an improvised explosive device. Injuries include closed-head injury resulting in loss of consciousness. After six weeks of treatment, the...
11 Sep, 2018 Views: 198 Comments: 0
Return to duty – or treat PTSD?
Captain Stevens is an Army psychiatrist stationed at a forward operating base in Afghanistan. Army units under his care encounter frequent combat and many soldiers are serving their second, third,...
25 Feb, 2019 Views: 179 Comments: 0
Dream assignment
A 40 year old male senior enlisted has received his dream tasking. He will be stationed at an embassy in Africa. He receives orders and is ready to out-process his base. However, his healthcare...
09 Sep, 2021 Views: 186 Comments: 0


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