Bioethics and armed conflict: mapping the moral dimensions of medicine and war

Hastings Cent Rep. 2004 Nov-Dec;34(6):22-30.


Medical ethics in times of war are fundamentally different from those in times of peace. War brings military and medical values into conflict, often overwhelming other moral obligations, such as a doctor's charge to relieve suffering, in the face of military necessity.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Bioethics
  • Choice Behavior / ethics*
  • Conflict of Interest*
  • Ethical Theory*
  • Ethics, Medical*
  • Humans
  • International Cooperation
  • Military Medicine / ethics*
  • Military Personnel
  • Moral Obligations*
  • Patient Rights
  • Personal Autonomy
  • Physician's Role
  • Physicians / ethics*
  • Politics
  • Prisoners
  • Self Concept
  • United Nations
  • Warfare*