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 infection can be reduced, and (iii) the patient will receive good prosthesis/ artificial limbs after repatriation.
Questions for the discussion of this scenario
1. Discuss the pros and cons of amputating and imaging situations and cases that offer examples both for and against such a practice.
2. What if a patient is known to have opposed to such practices?