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Medical management of Captured Persons
  1. Robin G Simpson1,
  2. D Wilson2 and
  3. J J Tuck3
  1. 1Whittington Barracks, Lichfield, Staffordshire, UK
  2. 2Royal Centre for Defence Medicine, Birmingham, UK
  3. 3Headquarters 3 (UK) Div, Salisbury, UK
  1. Correspondence to Col R G Simpson, L/RAMC, GP Dean, DHET, Whittington Barracks, Lichfield, Staffordshire WS14 9PY, UK; simpsonrg1{at}btopenworld.com

Abstract

In most conflicts there is the potential that there will be Captured Persons (CPERS) whose medical care is the responsibility of the capturing army. The standard of this care should be to the same standard as that afforded to one's own troops. However the medical practicalities of maintaining such standards can be difficult. This article reviews the practicalities of the medical care of CPERS as part of the UK deployment in Afghanistan on Operation HERRICK.

  • Captured Personnel
  • MEDICAL ETHICS
  • Role 1
  • Role 3
  • Quality of Health Care
  • Received March 16, 2013.
  • Accepted March 21, 2013.

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