The ethical obligations of the military medical practitioner

Grant Niemann

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    Abstract

    International humanitarian law requires medical practitioners to be given "respect and protection" when serving as medical practitioners in the military. A component of this legal assurance is that when military medical personnel base their decisions on their medical code of ethics, that decision will be respected and protected. Although the "respect" that has been afforded by international humanitarian law has been part of the law for a considerable period of time, it is not always clear that military command or the courts are sufficiently aware of the ambit of this prescription.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)155-171
    Number of pages17
    JournalJournal of Law and Medicine
    Volume19
    Issue number1
    Publication statusPublished - Sep 2011

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