Emergency Ethics: Public Health Preparedness and Response

Hardcover | March 22, 2016

EditorBruce Jennings, John D. Arras, Drue H. Barrett

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Emergency Ethics brings together leading scholars in the fields of public health ethics and bioethics to discuss disaster or emergency ethics and ethical aspects of preparedness and response with specific application to public health policy and practice. The book fills a gap in the existingpublic health ethics literature by providing a comprehensive ethical conception of emergency preparedness as a distinctive form of civic "practice" brought about by the interrelationships and coordination of many groups, disciplines, and interests and drawing on numerous bodies of knowledge andexpertise. It addresses particular aspects of preparedness and response plans, particular decisions that planners and communities have to make, decisions that require balancing many diverse and sometimes conflicting values and identifying and applying a framework of basic ethical principles forpreparedness planning, emergency response, and post-disaster recovery. It also explores the relationship between emergency preparedness to other facets of public health practice. The book begins with a broad and synthetic overview of emergency ethics that addresses the central components and ethically significant issues arising in public health preparedness planning, disaster response, and recovery. Following that overview are five chapters that in a philosophicallyinnovative and detailed way delve deeply into important and problematic issues in emergency planning and response, including the allocation of scarce resources, conducting ethical research in the context of public health emergencies, the obligations of public health professionals, communication andengagement with the public, and special moral obligations surrounding vulnerable populations.

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Emergency Ethics brings together leading scholars in the fields of public health ethics and bioethics to discuss disaster or emergency ethics and ethical aspects of preparedness and response with specific application to public health policy and practice. The book fills a gap in the existingpublic health ethics literature by providing a...

Bruce Jennings is Director of Bioethics at the Center for Humans and Nature. John D. Arras (1945-2015) Porterfield Professor of Biomedical Ethics and Professor of Philosophy and Public Health Sciences at the University of Virginia. Drue H. Barrett is Lead of the Public Health Ethics Unit in the Office of Scientific Integrity, Office of...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:320 pages, 8.5 × 5.5 × 0.98 inPublished:March 22, 2016Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0190270748

ISBN - 13:9780190270742

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PrefaceAcknowledgmentsContributorsBarbara A. Ellis, Drue H. Barrett, John Arras, and Bruce Jennings: Introduction1. Bruce Jennings and John Arras: Ethical Aspects of Emergency Preparedness and Response2. Norman Daniels: Justice, Resource Allocation, and Emergency Preparedness: Issues Regarding Stockpiling3. Madison Powers: Vulnerable Populations in the Context of Public Health Emergency Preparedness Planning and Response4. Ruth Gaare Bernheim: Public Engagement in Emergency Preparedness and Response: Ethical Perspectives in Public Health Practice5. Angus Dawson: Professional, Civic, and Personal Obligations in Public Health Emergency Planning and Response6. Alex John London: Research in a Public Health CrisisIndex