Military Medical Ethics – Scenario Collection
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Ethics frameworks and toolkits by other organisations
British Medical Association Armed forces ethics tool kit This tool kit is designed primarily to support doctors, it will also provide useful guidance to other health professionals, and those with...
26 Jul, 2017 Views: 3635 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...
02 Aug, 2023 Views: 2498 Comments: 0
About the project of a MME Scenario Collection
Summary: Aims and plans In 2018, we published an article in the ICMM Revue that presents the Scenario Collection. You can access the PDF version here. The aim of the scenario collection is...
24 Jan, 2019 Views: 2182
Feedback on the public beta test
The current version of the MME Scenario collection is a public beta-test. Thus, it is important for us to know whether you generally think that the software/website works and allows to search and...
04 Aug, 2020 Views: 1442 Comments: 2
How to contribute your own cases and scenarios
This scenario collection shall grow over time and new scenarios and cases shall be added. To do so, we need your support and input! Please help us collecting examples by contributing your own...
09 Nov, 2021 Views: 1424 Comments: 0
How to use the scenario database
Accessing content You can browse the case collection with the menu on the left side You can also list all cases according to categories Another option of grouping cases is according to keywords....
25 May, 2018 Views: 1324 Comments: 0
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...
02 Aug, 2023 Views: 781 Comments: 0
Introduction: Neutrality of (military) medical personnel
Author: Dr phil Daniel Messelken | ZH Center for Military Medical Ethics. The professional ethical duty of HCP is first and foremost to their patients. They shall be “Physician First, Last,...
17 Nov, 2023 Views: 759 Comments: 0
Mercy Killing?
A medical officer accompanies a patrol that is involved in an ambush. After a short but intense firefight, none of their soldiers have been hit. However, two of the attackers are found dead, and a...
19 Dec, 2016 Views: 738 Comments: 1
Ethical Principles of Health Care in Times of Armed Conflict and Other Emergencies
Within the framework of the Health Care in Danger project, the World Medical Association (WMA), the International Committee of Military Medicine (ICMM), the International Council of Nurses (ICN) and...
01 Feb, 2017 Views: 608 Comments: 0
Treat pregnant in emergency situaton
You are the medical officer in charge of a military camp hospital on a UN-manted peace enforcement A pregnant woman in her 8th month of pregnancy arrives with a picture of vaginal bleeding, in...
11 Sep, 2023 Views: 530 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: 521 Comments: 0
Prove identity by blood samples?
You are medical officer of an intervening force that is on a stabilization mission in a foreign country. A wounded local civilian is brought to you at the field hospital, which is located in one...
20 Jan, 2017 Views: 483 Comments: 1
Disclaimer about the scenarios
The scenarios published in the MME scenario database are based on different kinds of sources. These include media reports, literature, and reports about ethical challenges experienced in the field....
09 Nov, 2021 Views: 466 Comments: 0
Introduction: Limited Resources
Limited and/or scarce resources are among the main triggers for ethical dilemmas both during armed conflict and during other emergencies. PLACEHOLDER-DOCUMENT ONLY Each main category should...
15 Sep, 2022 Views: 432 Comments: 0
Reversed triage priorities?
1st situation "[I]magine a battalion (approximately 400 soldiers) is facing an enemy force of about 550 soldiers and that each force is equipped with comparable weaponry. After several hours of...
11 Sep, 2018 Views: 423 Comments: 0
Research Ethics in the Military Context – A brief introduction
Author: Dr phil Daniel Messelken | ZH Center for Military Medical Ethics. Military medicine has generated a number of novel and innovative treatments which are now used in general medicine as well...
09 Aug, 2019 Views: 422 Comments: 0
A human life is a human life
With almost no warning, three Medevac helicopters touch down at Camp Speicher near Tikrit, Iraq. The medical staff reservists from a unit based in Boston quickly determine the men, all Iraqis, are...
19 Sep, 2018 Views: 416 Comments: 0
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: 413 Comments: 0
Project Partner and Staff
Project staff Dr. Daniel Messelken. Center for Military Medical Ethics. Administrator and Chief editor of the Database. messelken@ethik.uzh.ch Project collaborators Prof. Dr. Heather Draper,...
29 Oct, 2020 Views: 405
Reporting abuse
"Dr. Thompson is a military reservist deployed with a mobile medical field unit in Iraq. Several weeks into a grueling tour during which a number of American soldiers sustained serious injuries, a...
12 Aug, 2019 Views: 404 Comments: 0
Care for alleged civilian victims
You are a General Duties Medical Officer (GDMO) who has been deployed on a rapid vanguard deployment to a country in central Africa. You are the lead MO for an Regimental Aid Post (4 personnel )...
19 Jan, 2017 Views: 396 Comments: 0
Teaching Material
As was suggested, the scenario collection is planned to also contain teaching material. It will probably be collected in this separate category and not directly with the scenarios. However, each...
16 Jan, 2017 Views: 388 Comments: 0
Physicians' Involvement in Coercive Interrogations
After a firefight somewhere in an armed conflict, the troops capture an injured combatant of the adversary party. It is not clear whether the person is a prisoners of war, a common civilian, or a...
12 Aug, 2019 Views: 383 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: 379 Comments: 0


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