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Ethical Challenges for Military Health Care Personnel : Dealing with Epidemics


Ethical Challenges for Military Health Care Personnel : Dealing with Epidemics. Edited by: Messelken, Daniel; Winkler, David T (2018). London: Routledge.

Abstract

Outbreaks of epidemics like Ebola trigger difficult ethical challenges for civilian and military health care personnel. This book offers theoretical reflections combined with reports from recent military and NGO missions in the field. The authors of this volume focus on military medical ethics adding a distinct voice to the topic of epidemics and infectious diseases. While military health care personnel are always crucially involved during disaster relief operations and large-scale public health emergencies, most of the current literature treats ethical issues during epidemics from a more general perspective without taking into account the specifics of the military context. The contributions in this volume provide first-hand insights into some of the ethical issues encountered by military health care personnel in missions during the Ebola outbreak in 2014/2015. This practical perspective is complimented by academic analyses and theoretical reflections on ethical issues associated with epidemics.

Abstract

Outbreaks of epidemics like Ebola trigger difficult ethical challenges for civilian and military health care personnel. This book offers theoretical reflections combined with reports from recent military and NGO missions in the field. The authors of this volume focus on military medical ethics adding a distinct voice to the topic of epidemics and infectious diseases. While military health care personnel are always crucially involved during disaster relief operations and large-scale public health emergencies, most of the current literature treats ethical issues during epidemics from a more general perspective without taking into account the specifics of the military context. The contributions in this volume provide first-hand insights into some of the ethical issues encountered by military health care personnel in missions during the Ebola outbreak in 2014/2015. This practical perspective is complimented by academic analyses and theoretical reflections on ethical issues associated with epidemics.

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Item Type:Edited Scientific Work
Communities & Collections:06 Faculty of Arts > Institute of Philosophy
Dewey Decimal Classification:100 Philosophy
170 Ethics
Language:English
Date:2018
Deposited On:31 Oct 2017 16:06
Last Modified:29 Jul 2018 04:18
Publisher:Routledge
Series Name:Military and Defence Ethics
Number of Pages:182
ISBN:9781472480736
OA Status:Closed
Related URLs:https://www.routledge.com/Ethical-Challenges-for-Military-Health-Care-Personnel-Dealing-with-Epidemics/Messelken-Winkler/p/book/9781472480736 (Publisher)
https://www.zora.uzh.ch/id/eprint/141328/

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