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: 2687 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: 1298
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: 835 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: 822 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: 817 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: 508 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: 366 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: 314 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: 307 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: 297 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: 296 Comments: 1
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: 289
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: 283 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: 280 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: 275 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: 262 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: 253 Comments: 0
Blood donation for a jihadist
After a long fight between insurgent jihadists and soldiers, some wounded combatants are transferred into the medical facilities. Among them, is a seriously wounded insurgent. One of his legs was...
21 Jan, 2019 Views: 250 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: 248 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: 247 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: 246 Comments: 0
Pirate Shot
Ships from different nations are acting as a Task Group tackling pirates. Pirates that are captured must be prosecuted by the national authorities of the ship that arrests them and so whilst...
24 Jul, 2017 Views: 246 Comments: 0
Estimating the age of captured persons
During a PEO mission, the UN mandated forces are regularly attacked by rebel groups. Among their groups are an important number of fighters who are suspected to be under-age. After a new incident...
24 Jul, 2017 Views: 245 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: 245 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: 244 Comments: 0


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