Tuesday, April 10, 2012

The Ethics of Disaster Unpreparedness

Kevin B. O'Reilly
American Medical News
April 9, 2012

In the event of a catastrophe such as pandemic flu that results in a shortage of ventilators, hard choices will have to be made about who gets the high-tech breathing help. Ethical and legal “crisis standards of care” should be triggered by predefined indicators of disaster, yet few states have taken action to implement such a process, said the Institute of Medicine report.


Article: Most communities unprepared for disasters, American Medical News, April 9, 2011

Audio Podcast: Ethics of Caring in a Disaster, Nelda Godfrey, RN, The Bioethics Channel, November 18, 2011

You Tube interviews of presenters at Center disaster ethics symposium, December 7, 2011



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