This guidance, from the British Medical Association (BMA), provides doctors and medical students with the key legal and ethical considerations they need to take into account when working in conflicts and emergencies, and signposts to other sources of support and information.
This guide is structured around areas known to be challenging, including:
- Threats to delivering care to appropriate standards, often linked to a shortage of resources.
- Pressures to transfer the injured, sick or wounded to substandard health facilities.
- Identifying an acceptable lower limit of quality: at what point do you draw the line?