Family Participation in the Care of Patients in Public Health Disasters
The Journal of clinical ethics 2010 Winter; 21(4): 288-93
The ethical implications of disaster planning garner increasing scrutiny. The role of families in disaster efforts is a topic that requires additional ethical examination. This article reviews the potential roles for families before and during disasters, with particular attention to the impact on children and vulnerable elderly patients. The potential positive and negative impact of family participation in different aspects of healthcare and disaster efforts is assessed.
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