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Proceedings of the DMS Medical Ethics Symposium
  1. Sqn Ldr David O’Reilly, ADMST, RCDM, ICT Centre, Vincent Dr1
  1. 1Edgbaston B15 2SQ
  1. Academic Department of Military Surgery and Trauma, Royal Centre for Defence Medicine, Vincent Drive, Birmingham 01980 614275 djoreilly{at}


This article presents the proceedings of a symposium on medical ethics held at the Royal Centre for Defence Medicine in October 2010. The nature of current operations continually generates challenging ethical problems, many of which are unique to the military environment. This article is intended to generate a debate on these difficult issues and readers are encouraged to contribute to this debate by emailing the Editor.

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