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dc.creatorLo, Bernarden
dc.creatorKatz, Mitchell H.en
dc.date.accessioned2016-01-08T23:40:20Zen
dc.date.available2016-01-08T23:40:20Zen
dc.date.created2005-10-04en
dc.date.issued2005-10-04en
dc.identifierdoi:10.7326/0003-4819-143-7-200510040-00008en
dc.identifier.bibliographicCitationAnnals of Internal Medicine 2005 October 4; 143(7): 493-498en
dc.identifier.urihttp://worldcatlibraries.org/registry/gateway?version=1.0&url_ver=Z39.88-2004&rft_val_fmt=info:ofi/fmt:kev:mtx:journal&atitle=Clinical+decision+making+during+public+health+emergencies:+ethical+considerations&title=Annals+of+Internal+Medicine+&volume=143&issue=7&date=2005-10&au=Lo,+Bernard;+Katz,+Mitchell+H.en
dc.identifier.urihttp://dx.doi.org/10.7326/0003-4819-143-7-200510040-00008en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10822/978411en
dc.description.abstractRecent public health emergencies involving anthrax, the severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS), and shortages of influenza vaccine have dramatized the need for restrictive public health measures such as quarantine, isolation, and rationing. Front-line physicians will face ethical dilemmas during public health emergencies when patients disagree with these measures. Patients might request interventions that are not recommended or for which they are not eligible, or they might object to intrusive or restrictive measures. The physician's primary responsibility in such emergencies is to the public rather than to the individual patient. In public health emergencies, physicians need to address the patient's needs and concerns, recognize their changed roles, and work closely with public health officials. Physicians can still work on behalf of patients by advocating for changes in policies and exceptions when warranted and by mitigating the adverse consequences of public health measures. Before an emergency occurs, physicians should think through how they will respond to foreseeable dilemmas arising when patients disagree with public health recommendations.en
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dc.subjectDecision Makingen
dc.subjectHealthen
dc.subjectInfluenzaen
dc.subjectPatientsen
dc.subjectPhysiciansen
dc.subjectPublic Healthen
dc.subjectQuarantineen
dc.subject.classificationHealth Careen
dc.subject.classificationHealth Care for Particular Diseases or Groupsen
dc.titleClinical Decision Making During Public Health Emergencies: Ethical Considerationsen
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