Public Health Disasters: A Global Ethical Framework by Michael Olusegun Afolabi

Public Health Disasters: A Global Ethical Framework

byMichael Olusegun Afolabi

Hardcover | September 13, 2018

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This book presents the first critical examination of the overlapping ethical, sociocultural, and policy-related issues surrounding disasters, global bioethics, and public health ethics. These issues are elucidated under the conceptual rubric: Public health disasters (PHDs). The book defines PHDs as public health issues with devastating social consequences, the attendant public health impacts of natural or man-made disasters, and  latent or low prevalence public health issues with the potential to rapidly acquire pandemic capacities. This notion is illustrated using Ebola and pandemic influenza outbreaks, atypical drug-resistant tuberculosis, and the health emergencies of earthquakes as focal points. Drawing on an approach that reckons with microbial, existential, and anthropological realities; the book develops a relational-based global ethical framework that can help address the local, anthropological, ecological, and transnational dynamics of the ethical issues engendered by public health disasters.  The book also charts some of the critical roles that relevant local and transnational stakeholders may play in translating the proposed global ethical framework from the sphere of concept to the arena of action. This title is of immense benefit to bioethics scholars, public and global health policy experts, as well as graduate students working in the area of global health, public health ethics, and disaster bioethics.

Michael O.S. Afolabi earned a PhD in Healthcare Ethics from Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, PA, USA. He has a  background in Biomedical sciences (Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, Nigeria), Innovation and Economic Development (University of Tampere, Finland), and Clinical Ethics (Providence, USA).&...
Title:Public Health Disasters: A Global Ethical FrameworkFormat:HardcoverProduct dimensions:233 pages, 9.25 X 6.1 X 0 inShipping dimensions:233 pages, 9.25 X 6.1 X 0 inPublished:September 13, 2018Publisher:Springer NatureLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:3319927647

ISBN - 13:9783319927640

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1. Public Health Disasters.- Chapter 2. Ebola Viral Outbreaks: A Ubuntuan Ethical Approach.- Chapter 3. Pandemic Influenza: A Comparative Ethical Approach.- Chapter 4. Silent Public Health Disasters: An Anthropo-ecological Approach.- Chapter 5. The Public Health Disasters of Earthquakes: A Solidaristic Approach.- Chapter 6. A Global Ethical Framework for Public Health Disasters.- Chapter 7. Conclusion.