MME Scenario Collection

Treatment of self-inflicted injury

During a missions that regulary involves combats, the military doctors must triage patients to (at least) determin the order of treatment as their resources in personnel and medical equipment are limited.

One day, the doctor is confronted with the following patients and needs to determine whom to treat first and what level of care to provide to each wounded

Source: Adapted from the report of a workshop participant.

Questions for the discussion of this scenario

1. In what order should the patients be treated?
2. Should the doctor take into account the reason of the injuries?

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Last updated: 24 Jul, 2017
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Military Medical Ethics Scenarios -> Dual loyalty and/or mixed obligations -> Medical confidentiality -> Treatment of self-inflicted injury

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