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: 2455 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: 1085
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: 718 Comments: 0
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: 699 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: 686 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: 396 Comments: 1
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: 217 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: 216
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: 209 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: 205 Comments: 0
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: 199 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: 194 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: 191 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,...
19 Aug, 2019 Views: 180 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: 180 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: 180 Comments: 0
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: 179 Comments: 0
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: 174 Comments: 0
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: 173 Comments: 0
Medical officer leading anti-insurgent raid
In the south-eastern hilly districts of Blueland, the problem of insurgency was at its peak in 1990. A young military doctor, after completion of his basic military training and a brief period of...
24 Apr, 2017 Views: 172 Comments: 0
Linklist: Ethics declarations etc.
This page contains a list of links to other websites with documents, declarations, and other official documents of military medical ethics. Common Declaration Ethical principles of health care...
01 Feb, 2017 Views: 169 Comments: 0
Linklist: Ethics Frameworks
A number of organisations and researchers have published frameworks of ethical decision making to help finding the right decision in difficult situations. The following list contains a selection of...
04 Apr, 2017 Views: 167 Comments: 0
Linklist: legal framework
This page contains a list of links to other websites about the legal framework for military medical ethics. Introductory literature Nils Melzer/ ICRC: International Humanitarian Law: A...
30 Jan, 2017 Views: 167 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: 166 Comments: 0
Which level of care / Denial of further care
Redland and Blueland are in an international armed conflict. Yellowland is an ally of Redland. Yellowland has a role 2 field hospital in Redland territory which offers a much higher standard of...
18 Jul, 2017 Views: 166 Comments: 0


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