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Published: 08 October 2021

304 Pages


ISBN: 9780190694944

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Military Medical Ethics in Contemporary Armed Conflict

Mobilizing Medicine in the Pursuit of Just War

Michael L. Gross

  • Offers a critical assessment of the practice of military medical ethics during the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan
  • Consolidates the medical, military, philosophical, legal, and scientific data from the last twenty years of fighting by multinational forces in the Middle East
  • Presents a comprehensive theory of military medical ethics for present and future conflicts that incorporates military necessity, interests of state, the demands of just war, and important distinctions among military and civilian actors
  • Offers the tools to resolve moral dilemmas of distributive justice, patient rights, and military necessity on and off the battlefield

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