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The Lancet: Moral injury in time of war


Psychological injury is as important as physical injury in time of war. Mark de Rond, Professor of Organisational Ethnography at Cambridge Judge Business School, wrote a book titled Doctors at War: Life and Death in a Field Hospital that stems from his research over 16 months, including six weeks of fieldwork in 2011 at Camp Bastion, Afghanistan. Mark observed that trauma surgeons at Camp Bastion “became exceptionally proficient at saving lives of Afghan children who were then discharged to a local health-care system starved of basic resources, including pain relief.”

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