Innovation in education- the military medical ethics 'playing cards' and smartphone application

Marina Miron, M Bricknell

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Military medical personnel need to understand military medical ethics to comply with international humanitarian law, national health practice and professional norms. Teaching this subject is constrained by a lack of educational resources, being further exacerbated by the limits imposed by the COVID-19 pandemic. This paper describes an innovative approach to deliver military medical ethics education using 52 scenarios published as a set of playing cards and a smartphone app. The rationale for the methodology and the development of these scenarios is summarised. This package forms a part of a 'd(igital)-learning' educational suite that includes physical cards, the app and a website for teaching both military and military medical ethics. The paper describes the experience of delivering this d-learning package in military medical ethics to UK and international audiences. The final sections offer a look ahead to the next stages for refinement to the current suite and the wider d-learning resources.

Original languageEnglish
JournalBMJ Military Health
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 28 Oct 2021


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