Secton IV: Expanding the Usage of Medication. Ethical Considerations in Use of Medications by Military Aircrew
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Those who make decisions employ a moral component in the process of rationalizing a chosen course of action - ethics. Military flight surgeons often find themselves making decisions involving competing interests, those of the military service whose mission they support and by whom the flight surgeon is generally employed, and the best interests of the individual military aviator with whom exists a physician-patient relationship. In this respect, military flight surgeons and occupational medicine physicians share a common challenge. However, when the employer is a military service and the employeepatient is a military aviator, the ethical issues for the physician take on added dimensions beyond those typically encountered in the practice of occupational medicine.
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