Teaching military medical ethics: Another look at dual loyalty and triage

Michael L. Gross

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Military medical ethics is garnering growing attention today among medical personal in the American and other armies. Short courses or workshops in battlefield ethics for military physicians, nurses, medics, social workers, and psychologists address the nature of patient rights in the military, care for detainees, enemy soldiers and local civilians, problems posed by limited resources, ethical questions arising in humanitarian missions, as well as end-of-life issues, ethics consultations, care for veterans, advance directives, and assisted suicide. Although many of these issues are the core subjects of any bioethics curriculum, military medical ethics presents unique challenges to bioethics educators.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)458-464
Number of pages7
JournalCambridge Quarterly of Healthcare Ethics
Issue number4
StatePublished - Oct 2010

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Health(social science)
  • Health Policy
  • Issues, ethics and legal aspects


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