Pandemic Preparedness in Asia: A Role for Law and Ethics?
Asia-Pacific journal of public health / Asia-Pacific Academic Consortium for Public Health 2011 May; 23(3): 419-30
Management of pandemic influenza relies on complex coordination of many different dimensions of the health and social care systems, emergency services, levels of national and local government, civil society, communications and media, and cultural expectations. Law is one small but important component of those arrangements, which touch on fundamental ethical debates. This review demonstrates that the Asian region is actively engaging those issues in diverse ways in light of their varied socioeconomic and cultural backgrounds, but scope remains for prioritising further research into these relationships.
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