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The ‘peace role’ of healthcare during war: understanding the importance of medical impartiality


Messelken, Daniel (2019). The ‘peace role’ of healthcare during war: understanding the importance of medical impartiality. Journal of the Royal Army Medical Corps, 165(4):232-235.

Abstract

This article argues that medical personnel of armed forces occupy a <jats:italic>‘peace role’</jats:italic>, which continues and dominates their professional ethos during armed conflict. The specific role and its associated legal and ethical obligations are elaborated, and on that basis arguments are provided why and how the work of military healthcare providers is interpreted as a continuation of peace during war.

Abstract

This article argues that medical personnel of armed forces occupy a <jats:italic>‘peace role’</jats:italic>, which continues and dominates their professional ethos during armed conflict. The specific role and its associated legal and ethical obligations are elaborated, and on that basis arguments are provided why and how the work of military healthcare providers is interpreted as a continuation of peace during war.

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Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:06 Faculty of Arts > Institute of Philosophy
Dewey Decimal Classification:100 Philosophy
Uncontrolled Keywords:Military Medical Ethics;IHL;Medical Personnel;
Language:English
Date:1 August 2019
Deposited On:25 Oct 2018 10:41
Last Modified:17 Sep 2019 19:39
Publisher:Royal Army Medical Corps. Regimental Headquarters
ISSN:0035-8665
OA Status:Closed
Publisher DOI:https://doi.org/10.1136/jramc-2018-000982

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