David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
Bioethics 27 (3):117-123 (2013)
United States military medical ethics evolved during its involvement in two recent wars, Gulf War I (1990–1991) and the War on Terror (2001–). Norms of conduct for military clinicians with regard to the treatment of prisoners of war and the administration of non-therapeutic bioactive agents to soldiers were set aside because of the sense of being in a ‘new kind of war’. Concurrently, the use of radioactive metal in weaponry and the ability to measure the health consequences of trade embargos on vulnerable civilians occasioned new concerns about the health effects of war on soldiers, their offspring, and civilians living on battlefields. Civilian medical societies and medical ethicists fitfully engaged the evolving nature of the medical ethics issues and policy changes during these wars. Medical codes of professionalism have not been substantively updated and procedures for accountability for new kinds of abuses of medical ethics are not established. Looking to the future, medicine and medical ethics have not articulated a vision for an ongoing military-civilian dialogue to ensure that standards of medical ethics do not evolve simply in accord with military exigency
|Keywords||research ethics conflict of interest human rights human experimentation complicity war uranium military medicine prisons ethics medical professional misconduct|
|Categories||categorize this paper)|
Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
|Through your library|
References found in this work BETA
No references found.
Citations of this work BETA
No citations found.
Similar books and articles
Jerome Singh (2003). American Physicians and Dual Loyalty Obligations in the "War on Terror". BMC Medical Ethics 4 (1):1-10.
Paul Robinson (2006). Military Honour and the Conduct of War: From Ancient Greece to Iraq. Routledge.
John W. Lango (2005). Preventive Wars, Just War Principles, and the United Nations. Journal of Ethics 9 (1-2):247 - 268.
Claire Thomas (2005). Civilian Starvation: A Just Tactic of War? Journal of Military Ethics 4 (2):108-118.
Wolfgang Uwe Eckart (ed.) (2006). Man, Medicine, and the State: The Human Body as an Object of Government Sponsored Medical Research in the 20th Century. Steiner.
Henrik Syse (2002). Plato: The Necessity of War, the Quest for Peace. Journal of Military Ethics 1 (1):36-44.
Chris J. Cuomo (1996). War Is Not Just an Event: Reflections on the Significance of Everyday Violence. Hypatia 11 (4):30 - 45.
Nolen Gertz (2008). Just and Unjust Killing. Journal of Military Ethics 7 (4):247-261.
Adil E. Shamoo (2009). Responsible Conduct of Research. Oxford University Press.
Paolo Tripodi & Jessica Wolfendale (eds.) (2011/2012). New Wars and New Soldiers: Military Ethics in the Contemporary World. Ashgate.
Wolfendale (forthcoming). New Wars and Just War Theory. In Jessica Wolfendale & Paolo Tripodi (eds.), New Wars and New Soldiers: Military Ethics in the Contemporary World.
C. A. J. Coady & Igor Primoratz (eds.) (2008). Military Ethics. Ashgate Pub. Co..
Added to index2011-07-14
Total downloads14 ( #120,617 of 1,102,060 )
Recent downloads (6 months)6 ( #52,509 of 1,102,060 )
How can I increase my downloads?