How Should Access to Military Health Care Facilities Be Controlled in Conflict?

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Abstract

This commentary on a case analysis examines the principles that govern decisions about which patients might be admitted to an international military hospital during humanitarian or combat operations. It explores the balance between duties under the Geneva Conventions and other international humanitarian laws, the requirement to be able to provide medical support to the military mission, and the obligation of clinicians to coordinate with other health care practitioners (local civilian, local military, and nongovernment organizations). Finally, this commentary considers the practical aspects of implementing these arrangements.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)E472-E477
Number of pages5
JournalAMA Journal of Ethics
Volume24
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2 Jun 2022

Keywords

  • Military ethics
  • Medical ethics

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