Military Medical Ethics – Scenario Collection
Disaster setting
A young woman with infected burns in the early post disaster phase in Haiti
Five days after an earthquake (on the second day of the international relief mission), a young woman in acute distress is brought to the field hospital's triage department accompanied by a volunteer...
09 May, 2022 Views: 408 Comments: 0
10-month-old baby with suspected myocarditis after the earthquake in Haiti
A 10-month-old previously healthy baby boy was referred to our hospital with high fever and a convulsion. A second seizure occurred in the emergency-room (with generalized tonic-colonic convulsions,...
24 Jun, 2022 Views: 324 Comments: 0
Surgery in a damaged hospital that risks to collapse?
After a major earthquake, many buildings, including a civilian hospital, are damaged and risk to collapse. A military medical team is deployed in the yard of the damaged hospital and uses to...
09 May, 2022 Views: 376 Comments: 0
Belief in reincarnation over life-saving measures?
In the context of a predominantly Buddhist community, the medical team in a United Nations medical unit wants to fly a 4 year-old child by helicopter in order to save his life. The child is...
12 Aug, 2019 Views: 311 Comments: 0
Amputation to safe the life
When the 8.0-magnitude earthquake struck Wenchuan county, Sichuan province, in the West of China on May 12, 2008, Li Yue, an 11-year-old girl who dreamed of becoming a ballerina, was buried together...
25 Aug, 2020 Views: 268 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: 300 Comments: 0
Treatment Eligibility (Ebola mission)
You are a military doctor in charge of a small Ebola treatment unit (ETU) during a major Ebola outbreak in a low-income country. The ETU was established to guarantee that affected healthcare workers...
06 Apr, 2020 Views: 351 Comments: 0
Conflicting priorities in the laboratory (Ebola mission)
You have just deployed to a lab that provides diagnostic laboratory services for two Ebola treatment units in a low-income country: one run by the military and one run by an NGO. The former is...
06 Apr, 2020 Views: 287 Comments: 0
Use of close circuit television (CCTV) to monitor patients in an infectious disease setting
A treatment unit is being set up as part of a humanitarian effort to combat an outbreak of a severe and infectious virus in a low-income country. The affected country is hot and humid. Staff are...
04 Aug, 2020 Views: 275 Comments: 0

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