American Journal of Bioethics.

Ethics and Public Health Emergencies: Encouraging Responsibility

The three primary ethical challenges in preparing for public health emergencies – addressing questions of rationing, restrictions and responsibilities – all entail confronting uncertainty. But the third, considering whether people and institutions will live up to their responsibilities in a crisis, is perhaps the hardest to predict and therefore plan for. The quintessential example of a responsibility during a public health emergency is that of health care professionals’ obligation to continue

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Volume 7, Issue 4
April 2007