Toward a Framework for Military Health Ethics

  • Gervase Pearce
  • Peter Saul
Part of the International Library of Ethics, Law, and the New book series (LIME, volume 41)

This paper offers a brief examination of ethical health issues arising from military operations and outlines which, if any, of these ethical health issues apply to current Australian Defence Force (ADF) military operations. The transparency of military operations provided through real time global media reporting and the Internet, has raised public awareness of incidents that can be viewed broadly as ethical issues or dilemmas. While many of these issues are not new, it is the changing context of post cold war military operations and scale and demand of humanitarian operations that places new requirements on how the ADF best addresses these potential issues before they become critical incidents.


Ethical Issue Health Personnel Mass Grave Health Unit Moral Disengagement 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Gervase Pearce
    • 1
  • Peter Saul
    • 1
  1. 1.International Marketing InstituteAustralia

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