Ethical Principles of Health Care - 4yrs HCiD

Four years ago, the ICRC started its Health Care in Danger (HCiD) Campaign. It aims to raise awareness about the problem of attacks on health care personnel and health care facilities and the related cost of human lifes. In order to improve the security and delivery of impartial and efficient health care in armed conflict and other emergencies several actions have been taken.

hcid engThe ICMM and the ICMM Center of Reference for Education on IHL and Ethics have been involved, during this campaign, in the development of a document on "Ethical Principles of Healthcare during Armed Conflict and Other Emergencies". Together with other major international organisations, the ICMM supports the idea of ethical principles and wants to highlight their importance during all situations of conflict or emergency. The common document was launched during a conference in Geneva on 30 June 2015 (watch summary video here).
In the document it is stated, most importantly, that

  

"Ethical principles of health care do not change in times of armed conflict and other emergencies and are the same as the ethical principles of health care in times of peace."

Download the document on "Ethical Principles of Health Care" and help us to disseminate it

Announcement: Joint MME Workshop with COEMED

LogoCOEMILMEDUnder the auspices of the International Committee of Military Medicine (ICMM), the ICMM Center of Reference for Education on International Humanitarian Law and Ethics, and the NATO Centre of Excellence for Military Medicine (COEMED) together with the Chairman of the Health Care Working Group will co-jointly organize a Military Medical Ethics Workshop in Munich, Germany.

The objective of the workshop is the elaboration of an ethical analysis of the role of military medical services in the complex environment of an asymmetric conflict and the rules of the Geneva Convention.

The workshop will be held from the 14-16 September 2015 at the Bundeswehr Medical Academy in Munich.

Course Annoucement: LOAC and MME in Spiez

The 17th Course on the International Law of Armed Conflict (LOAC) and the 3rd Course on Military Medical Ethics in Times of Armed Conflict (MME) will take place from 14.-21. August 2015 in Spiez, Switzerland. Both courses are addressed to the Military Medical Personnel, Military Medico-Legal Officers, and Chaplains and are mandated by the International Committee of Military Medicine.

The courses are organized by the Swiss Armed Forces Medical Services Directorate.

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Further information

 

New Publication: Proceedings of the 4th ICMM Workshop on Military Medical Ethics

We are pleased to announce the publication of the proceedings from our 2014 Workshop on Military Medical Ethics. You can get an impression of the book by looking at the Table of Contents (pdf) which can be downloaded here.

Full publication details:

  • Messelken, Daniel; Winkler, David (2015), editors
    Proceedings of the 4th ICMM Workshop on Military Medical Ethics. Bern, 2015.
    ISBN 978-3-905782-98-1

The book is available as hardcopy and pdf. Please contact us if you are interested in getting a copy.

 

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