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Infectious Disease Ethics

Limiting Liberty in Contexts of Contagion

Selgelid, M.J., McLean, A., Arinaminpathy, N., Savulescu, J. (Eds.)

2011, VII, 153 p.

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  • About this book

  • Covers one of the most important and fastest growing areas of bioethics and public health ethics
  • Offers a unique interdisciplinary collection of papers authored by world leading figures in philosophy, bioethics, law, public health and medicine
  • Features a broad scope, with up-to-date analysis of controversies surrounding pandemic planning, drug resistance, vaccination policy, public health surveillance, bioterrorism, and other emerging topics in public health ethics
Infectious disease ethics is one of the fastest growing—and increasingly being recognised as one of the most important—topics in bioethics and public health ethics. Paramount among ethical issues associated with infectious disease are those that arise with conflict between the goal to promote individual liberty, on the one hand, and the goal to promote other legitimate social goals such as (equality or) utility in the way of public health, on the other. Authored by world leading figures in philosophy, bioethics, law, public health and medicine, the papers in this volume focus on such conflicts and, inter alia, illustrate the diversity of ways in which such conflicts can arise and offer carefully argued, creative solutions for addressing them. They cover a broad range of topics including ethical issues associated with pandemic planning, health workers’ rights and duties, vaccination policy, coercion and compensation, opt-out HIV testing, public health surveillance, and bioterrorism.

Content Level » Research

Keywords » bioethics - biological weapons - bioterrorism - drug resistance - dual use - ethics - infectious disease - influenza - justice - liberty - pandemics - public health ethics - tuberculosis

Related subjects » Applied Ethics & Social Responsibility - Internal Medicine - Law - Medicine

Table of contents 

Preface

Introduction
Michael J. Selgelid, Angela R. McLean, Nimalan Arinaminpathy and Julian Savulescu

Part I:  Pandemic Planning

Chapter 1:  Moral Principles for Allocating Scarce Medical Resources in an Influenza Pandemic
Marcel Verweij

Chapter 2:  Effective use of a Limited Antiviral Stockpile for Pandemic Influenza
Nimalan Arinaminpathy, Julian Savulescu and Angela R. Mclean

Part II:  Health Workers’ Rights and Duties

Chapter 3:  Rights and Duties of HIV Infected Health Care Professionals
Lawrence O. Gostin 

Chapter 4:  Do Physicians’ Legal Duties to Patients Conflict with Public Health Values? The Case of Antibiotic Overprescription
Carl H. Coleman

Part III:  Vaccination Policy

Chapter 5:  Risk Perceptions and Ethical Public Health Policy:  MMR Vaccination in the UK
Angus Dawson

Chapter 6:  A New Vaccine for Tuberculosis: The Challenges of Development and Deployment
Helen A. Fletcher, Tony Hawkridge and Helen McShane

Part IV:  Coercion and Compensation

Chapter 7:  Should Persons Detained During Public Health Crises Receive Compensation?
Søren Holm

Chapter 8:  Your Liberty or Your Life: Reciprocity in the Use of Restrictive Measures in Contexts of Contagion
A. M. Viens, Cécile M. Bensimon and Ross E. G. Upshur

Part V:  Opt-Out HIV Testing

Chapter 9:  Increasing Knowledge of HIV Infection Status through Opt-Out HIV Testing
Harold W. Jaffe

Chapter 10:  Challenging the Status Quo
Dominic Wilkinson

Part VI:  Surveillance

Chapter 11:  The Limits of Privacy:  Surveillance and the Control of Disease
Ronald Bayer and Amy Fairchild

Chapter 12:  Syndromic Surveillance and Patients as Victims and Vectors
Leslie P. Francis, Margaret P. Battin, Jay Jacobson and Charles Smith

Part VII:  Dual-Use Research

Chapter 13:  Dual-Use Research Codes of Conduct:  Lessons from the Life Sciences
Michael J. Selgelid

Chapter 14:  Dual Use and the Ethical Responsibility of Scientists
Hans-Jörg Ehni

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