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Title Ethics and epidemics / edited by John Balint [and others].
Imprint Amsterdam ; Boston : Elsevier, 2006.

Series Advances in bioethics, 1479-3709 ; v. 9
Advances in bioethics ; v. 9. 1479-3709
Subject Epidemiology -- Moral and ethical aspects -- Congresses.
Medical ethics -- Congresses.
Communicable diseases -- Treatment -- Moral and ethical aspects -- Congresses.
Disease Outbreaks -- ethics -- Congresses.
Epidemiology -- ethics -- Congresses.
Communicable Disease Control -- methods -- Congresses.
Communicable Diseases -- therapy -- Congresses.
Ethics, Medical -- Congresses.
Alt Name Balint, John.
Description 1 online resource (xviii, 253 pages) : illustrations.
Note "Based upon the proceedings of a conference on ethics and epidemics hosted in March 2004 by Albany Medical College and the Graduate College of Union University ..."--Introduction.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references.
Contents Cover -- Contents -- List of contributors -- Introduction -- Introduction to Ethics and Epidemics -- Section I: Human Rights, Public Safety and Public Policy -- Chapter 1. The Statue of Security: Human Rights and Post-9/11 Epidemics -- The Health and Human Rights Framework -- Bioterrorism -- Bioterrorism and Epidemics -- Human Rights and the SARS Epidemic -- Florida's Public Health Emergency Statute -- Terrorism and Torture -- Conclusion -- References -- Chapter 2. Quarantine and Civil Liberties -- Quarantine in a Free Society -- Approaches to Improving Quarantine -- Recommendations for a more Comprehensive Approach to Disease Control in Emergencies -- Acknowledgment -- References -- Chapter 3. The 2003 SARS Outbreak in Canada: Legal and Ethical Lessons about the use of Quarantine -- Introduction -- SARS in Canada: A Brief Chronology -- A Brief History of Quarantine -- Legislative Authority for Quarantine in Canada -- Legal Challenges to Quarantine Orders -- Ethical Principles in Public Health Action -- The Impact of Quarantine -- Conclusion: Lessons Learned and Looking to the Future -- Note -- References -- Chapter 4. Can Mandatory Vaccination of Health Care Professionals during an Influenza Pandemic ever be Justified? -- Introduction -- Arguments in Favor of Mandatory Vaccination -- Arguments against Mandatory Vaccination -- Additional Observations -- Conclusions -- Acknowledgments -- References -- Section II: Practitioner Responsibilities During Times of Epidemics -- Chapter 5. Medical Ethics and Epidemics: A Historical Perspective -- Challenges in Constructing a History of Medical Ethics and Epidemics -- Points of Consensus on the History of Practitioner Ethics during Epidemics -- Traditionalism: The Fourteenth Century Origin of the Ethics of Epidemics -- The Nihilist Interpretation of the History of Medical Ethics and Epidemics -- Anglo-American Practitioner Ethics and Epidemics 1660-1714 -- A Defeasible Duty to Tend to the Epidemic-Stricken: 1715-1846 -- An Indefeasible Duty of Attendance During Epidemics: The AMA's Ethics 1847-1976 -- American Medical Ethics and Epidemics from 1977 to Today -- Acknowledgments -- References -- Chapter 6. Physician Professionalism and Preparing for Epidemics: Challenges and Opportunities -- The Modern Face of Epidemics: Novel Infectious Agents and Bioterrorism -- The Medical Profession's Role in Preparing for Bioterrorism and other Epidemics -- Detection -- Containment -- Treatment -- Conclusion -- Acknowledgments -- References -- Chapter 7. Doctors, Duties, and Dangers: The Reasonable Physician and Contagious Populations -- Introduction -- Background to the Question -- The Reasonable Person and the Reasonable Physician -- Realizing our Roles -- A Duty to Assist: Realizing the Risks -- Conceptualizing Reasonable Risk -- Duties to Self and Restricting Obligations to Personal Risk -- Notes -- Acknowledgment -- References -- Chapter 8. Ethically Justified Limits on the Obligations of Physicians and Health Care Organizations in Response to Epidemic.
Note Print version record.
Summary "The Advances in Bioethics" series is devoted to publishing collections of original papers and multi-authored volumes that advance the field of bioethics either by exploring new areas, or by taking new approaches to traditional areas. Although the series is published in English, its scope is international, and manuscripts are welcome from authors throughout the world. Divided into three sections this volume covers: Human Rights, Public Safety, and Public Policy; Practitioner Responsibilities During Times of Epidemics; Global Dimensions of Epidemics - each chapter in the book goes in depth to discuss the issues surrounding the topic in question and combines a theoretical thought process with practical application.
ISBN 9780080464701 (electronic bk.)
008046470X (electronic bk.)
0762313110 (Cloth)
9781849504126 (electronic bk.)
1849504121 (electronic bk.)
OCLC # 85432096
Additional Format Print version: Ethics and epidemics. Amsterdam ; Boston : Elsevier, 2006 0762313110 9780762313112 (OCoLC)74964449

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