ETHICS and EBOLA Public Health Planning and Response
In Part I of this brief, Ethics and Ebola: Public Health Planning and Response, the Bioethics Commission provides an overview of the ethical challenges related to the current Ebola epidemic and endorses ongoing participation of the United States in the global response for both ethical and prudential reasons. For the United States to engage most effectively in this and other coordinated public health emergency efforts, the Bioethics Commission delineates critical measures for strengthening our domestic and global public health emergency capabilities, with specific recommendations focusing on the importance of accurate, transparent communication and ethics integration throughout the planning and response lifecycle. Part II of this brief applies this principled reasoning in context and analyzes two areas that have become particularly controversial: (1) the ethical use of liberty-restricting public health measures, such as quarantine or travel restrictions to control the epidemic; and (2) research ethics during public health emergencies, focusing on the ethical design of interventional randomized clinical trials as well as the collection, use, and international sharing of biospecimens and related data.
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Stein, Bradley D.; Tanielian, Terri L.; Eisenman, David P.; Keyser, Donna J.; Burnam, M. Audrey; Pincus, Harold A. (2004)
Panel Abstract: Medical Doctors' Moral Dilemmas. Ethics: Dynamic Moral Status Among Hospital, Patient and Physician; Law: An Incomplete Legal Response to the Health Care Delivery System; Sociology: Lacking of Sufficient Institutional Support To Support Physician in Confrontation With the Challenge Derived From the Public Health System Reform Unknown author (Tai, Chih-Jaan; Tsai, Duujian; Fan, Chien-Te; Chu, Lin Jui; Lee, Chung, His; Lu, Shin Yi; Wang, Yanguang; Fan, Chien-Te, 2007-05)