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Published: 14 April 2016

320 Pages


ISBN: 9780190270742

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Emergency Ethics

Public Health Preparedness and Response

Edited by Bruce Jennings, John D. Arras, Drue H. Barrett, and Barbara A. Ellis

  • A major contribution to the growing area of disaster ethics or emergency ethics
  • Combines rigor in the ethical analyses it presents with the use of empirical information and examples and a practical orientation that will appeal to a multidisciplinary audience
  • Includes newly commissioned chapters that grow out of a basic conception of what public health preparedness involves and focus in depth discussions of the major ethical components of that activity
  • Fills a gap in the existing public 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 and expertise

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