Ebola: The Ethics of Thinking Ahead


ja-15-201

Author(s): Thomas JC, Miller R

Year: 2015


J Public Health Management Practice, 2015, 21(5), 507–508
Ebola: The Ethics of Thinking Ahead Abstract:

This commentary argues that Ebola epidemic’s reach into the United States revealed that we remain unprepared to respond quickly and ethically to the ethical challenges of international transmission of a highly pathogenic disease. Guidelines for nonclinical actions, such as interactions with communities and structures for ethical decision making, are largely missing. It calls for a system to guide ethical responses to fast-moving epidemics and pandemics.

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