Bioethics: Catastrophic Events in a Time of Terror

Bioethics: Catastrophic Events in a Time of Terror

by Howard B. Radest
     
 

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This book benefits from the emergence of bioethics as it has evolved from its clinical roots to address policy, politics, and social practice far removed from that origin. It situates terrorism and bioterrorism in the field of ethical inquiry. Finally, it treats the catastrophic event as a category or genre and so enables us to enrich inquiry by ranging from hurricane… See more details below

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This book benefits from the emergence of bioethics as it has evolved from its clinical roots to address policy, politics, and social practice far removed from that origin. It situates terrorism and bioterrorism in the field of ethical inquiry. Finally, it treats the catastrophic event as a category or genre and so enables us to enrich inquiry by ranging from hurricane and flood to terrorist attack.

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Harvey Kayman
Public health and health care staff, all sector leaders, and societal decision makers face novel logistical, operational, and moral challenges in every catastrophe, whether natural, man-made, or overlapping. This beautifully written text sets the background and instructs readers how to build sound moral approaches into their responses to disaster. Each chapter will help the reader learn how to incorporate ethical considerations in the decision-making process to better face bio-terrorist events and severe natural calamities. Decisions in catastrophe situations all too easily can lead to unintended consequences, oppression, unfair suspension of autonomy and civil liberties, distrust, poor cooperation, and severe mental stress, if an ethical framework is not included. Stakeholders, decision-makers, and staff will appreciate the carefully constructed explanations about how ethics can be included in their responses to challenges they have never faced before. Partners in communities can use this text as a guide to plan and conduct drills which will help their people move from despair to resilience.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780739135297
Publisher:
Lexington Books
Publication date:
05/16/2009
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
196
File size:
0 MB

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