First Advisor

Franco, Marie-Dominique

Thesis Committee Member(s)

Clayton, Daniel


Regis College

Degree Name



Regis College Senior Honors Program

Document Type

Thesis - Open Access

Number of Pages

56 pages


My thesis seeks to examine the dual roles a military care provider must fulfill through the historical development of the U.S. military medical system and the patient physician ethic. I begin by outlining the crucial ethical choices made in the development of the United States' system, and then move to the development of the patient physician ethic. The struggle between soldier/duty and healer/patient-physician ethic is at the core of both the policies that dominate modern military physician's as well as modern soldiering practice. Through critically examining these conflicting roles (this mixed agency), I try to dissolve the seemingly indestructible dichotomy, and find myself dancing around the timeless question .. . "What should military medicine look like?"

Date of Award

Spring 2013

Location (Creation)

Denver, Colorado

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