Military Medical Ethics – Scenario Collection
Refusal of orders
Hunger strike to protest against detention
A person or group of persons in military custody refuse to eat (i.e., they go on "hunger strike"). They do so to protest against their being detained, to protest against the conditions of their...
12 Aug, 2019 Views: 368 Comments: 0
Complicity in interrogation
An obstetrician is deployed to a distant country where he is approached by intelligence operatives and told to lay out the scariest surgical instruments on OR trays and the intelligence people would...
12 Sep, 2018 Views: 359 Comments: 0
Risky fast help
The forward operating base (FOB) you are serving in as a military healthcare practitioner is attacked one night by multiple rockets and mortars. As the alarms wail in the background, you and many...
12 Sep, 2018 Views: 324 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
Mandatory COVID vaccination
At the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Army HQ mandated that all personnel be vaccinated for COVID-19. Although most personnel followed the order without many questions, a few did not want to...
11 Sep, 2023 Views: 553 Comments: 0


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