Medical ethics during the war on terror

The lede:

Medical students get a failing grade on their knowledge of physicians’ ethical obligations during wartime, according to a new study authored by a team of Harvard Medical School physicians.

The authors said their study, published in October in the International Journal of Health Services, should prompt medical schools to educate future doctors more thoroughly on the ethical questions they could face in an age of terror and torture.

But experts said that although medical curricula could cover military medical ethics, such instruction should be folded into discussions about the broader problem of dual loyalty — when doctors’ advocacy for the patient conflicts with other institutional or societal objectives.

The whole shebang.