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Tools for ethical decision-making for doctors in the armed forces

 

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Tools for ethical decision-making for doctors in the armed forces

Military doctors can access guidance on ethical issues they are likely to encounter while on active service following the launch of a pocket-sized handbook.

The BMA tool kit covers issues such as dual loyalties, consent and capacity, confidentiality, treating detainees and identifying and reporting unethical practices and abuse.

It was produced by the BMA medical ethics committee and BMA armed forces committee and aims to be a handy guide to assist the ethical decision-making of armed forces doctors in combat situations.