Ret. Col. Elspeth Cameron Ritchie, MD, MPH, discusses ethical issues related to post traumatic stress disorder and traumatic brain injury in the military context. Complexities of balancing the needs of command and the troops are highlighted, in the arena of fitness for duty and confidentiality. Some of the issues around treating detainees and supporting the local psychiatric systems of care are discussed. This was presented October 25, 2012 at Brain Matters 3, Cleveland, Ohio. The video was produced by the Cleveland Clinic Foundation NeuroEthics Program, and the Neurological Institute.
“Research reported in this publication was supported by the National Institute of Neurological Disorders And Stroke of the National Institutes of Health under Award Number R13NS080513. The content is solely the responsibility of the authors and does not necessarily represent the official views of the National Institutes of Health.”