Navigation Links
Medical ethics experts identify, address key issues in H1N1 pandemic
Date:9/23/2009

ees expected. Should public health officials prevent it from happening?

In the aftermath of SARS, JCB research showed that citizens understood and accepted the need for restrictive measures to control the spread of infection.

Most saw it as a form of civic duty and were willing to accept limits to their individual liberties for the public good.

A large majority (85%) of survey respondents agreed that governments should have the power to suspend some individual rights (e.g. traveling, right to assemble) during a pandemic influenza.

However, they also contended (95%) that there is a reciprocal obligation of governments to provide food, shelter, social support and other basic needs of restricted individuals and support services after restrictive measures end (79%).

And they argued that restricted individuals should not be penalized by an employer for following a quarantine order (e.g., losing a job).

Half of survey respondents reported that violation of an appropriate quarantine order was equivalent to manslaughter.

Managing a pandemic flu outbreak, including the use of restrictive measures, requires a citizenry that is informed, engaged, and responsive, according to the JCB papers. "This means involving citizens prior to the outbreak as policy and plans are set as well as during the outbreak when these will be implemented."

Among other recommendations, the authors urge public health officials to ensure that pandemic flu plans include a comprehensive and transparent protocol for implementing restrictive measures, founded on the principles of proportionality and least restrictive means, balancing individual liberties with protection of public from harm, and with safeguards such as the right to appeal built in.

Global ethics

What obligations, if any, do Canadians have to support poorer countries in response to a flu pandemic? Should countries have the right to close their borders to tra
'/>"/>

Contact: terrycollins@rogers.com
terrycollins@rogers.com
416-538-8712
University of Toronto Joint Center for Bioethics
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9

Related medicine news :

1. MSU engineering team designs innovative medical device
2. ATS Medical to Present at the 2007 Thomas Weisel Partners Healthcare Conference
3. Providence St. Joseph Medical Center, Caregivers Reach Agreement on a Union Contract
4. Owner and Operator of Florida Durable Medical Equipment Company Convicted of Medicare Fraud
5. Father and Daughter From Tanzania Receive Their First Medical Examination in Newport Beach
6. Doctors and medical ethicist discuss whether doctors should participate in capital punishment
7. Preparation for Natural Disasters Critical for People With Diabetes, Chronic Medical Conditions
8. Doctors and Medical Ethicist Discuss Whether Doctors Should Participate in Capital Punishment
9. Symmetry Medical Completes Acquisition Of Specialty Surgical Instruments
10. Milestone Scientific Announces Successful Completion of its Collaboration Agreement With Carticept Medical
11. FDA Seeks to Regulate Complementary and Alternative Medicine; Products Such as Vegetable Juice Could Be Restricted for Medical Use
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:3/1/2015)... York, NY (PRWEB) March 01, 2015 ... and seek insurance rates for term or universal policies ... of some of the best life insurance companies for ... through the system at http://quotespros.com/life-insurance.html . , The ... the search portal are tied to a number of ...
(Date:3/1/2015)... Indianapolis, Indiana (PRWEB) March 01, 2015 ... Indiana statewide Network Service Provider, announces NewWays Networking, ... provider. “By working with IFN, NewWays is ... to meet client’s demand for Internet bandwidth in ... Owner/Manager. , According to Cory Childs IFN ...
(Date:2/28/2015)... (PRWEB) February 28, 2015 The MCA ... across Malaysia into one platform and gears towards the ... , A series of group talks in smaller groups ... Nation Building, Education, Personal Development, Leadership, Entrepreneurship, Healthcare, Social ... raise awareness of Malaysian youths. , Young ...
(Date:2/28/2015)... Chicago, IL (PRWEB) February 28, 2015 ... growth, Chunk Fitness has added an additional exercise to ... as the oblique exercise is most commonly known as, ... equipment. , “Rope Pulls” are executed in a relatively ... varying fitness and strength levels. The full description of ...
(Date:2/28/2015)... Vancouver personal injury lawyers at Jiwa Law ... by time limits. They stated that in many cases, missing ... even nullify it. Many a time, delays in making an ... under BC law. As a result, experts at Jiwa Law ... consult a personal injury lawyer in order to know more ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Best Life Insurance Companies for Single Adults Now Searchable at Insurance Website 2Health News:NewWays Networking Selects Indiana Fiber Network, LLC as Fiber Transport Provider 2Health News:My Mobile University Appointed Learning Partner for the Upcoming MCA’S First Youth Empowerment Conference Held in Malaysia on March 28, 2015 2Health News:My Mobile University Appointed Learning Partner for the Upcoming MCA’S First Youth Empowerment Conference Held in Malaysia on March 28, 2015 3Health News:My Mobile University Appointed Learning Partner for the Upcoming MCA’S First Youth Empowerment Conference Held in Malaysia on March 28, 2015 4Health News:Jiwa Law Corporation Recently Announced That Time Delays May Weaken Personal Injury Claims 2
... Center and colleagues have found that adolescents newly ... ability to have children as cancer survivors. They ... used to elicit answers from teens with cancer ... often answer survey questions as proxies, often inaccurately ...
... have placed new emphasis on gathering data on cancer patient ... is on gathering and using that data to develop interventions ... and for cancer survivors. Much of the quality of ... Moffitt,s Department of Health Outcomes & Behavior. "Among the ...
... , FRIDAY, April 27 (HealthDay News) -- People with chronic ... be able to sleep better, according to a new study. ... basis. The study included 214 people with chronic jaw ... patients were white females, whose average age was 34. ...
... , FRIDAY, April 27 (HealthDay News) -- People undergoing outpatient ... clots, according to a new study that finds the risk ... who are older or obese. The University of Michigan ... a blood clot after outpatient surgery. More than 60 ...
... Hannay, the John and Rebecca Moores Professor of Psychology, ... Farfel Award, a symbol of overall career excellence and ... The annual award carries a cash prize of $10,000. ... the many roles that we may have as professionals, ...
... higher risk of a multitude of challenges. But, according to ... Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine annual convention, fetal growth restriction, ... mother,s womb, is not one of them. In fact, study ... the incidence of fetal growth restriction was lower in obese ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Moffitt researchers find adolescents with cancer concerned about their future reproductive health 2Health News:Moffitt researchers find adolescents with cancer concerned about their future reproductive health 3Health News:Moffitt Cancer Center researchers: Quality of life as important as quantity of life 2Health News:Moffitt Cancer Center researchers: Quality of life as important as quantity of life 3Health News:Adjusting Your Attitude About Chronic Pain May Help You Sleep 2Health News:Blood Clot Risk for Outpatients Needs More Attention: Study 2Health News:Neuropsychologist receives University of Houston's highest faculty honor 2Health News:Neuropsychologist receives University of Houston's highest faculty honor 3Health News:Slow-growing babies more likely in normal-weight women; Less common in obese pregnancies 2Health News:Slow-growing babies more likely in normal-weight women; Less common in obese pregnancies 3
(Date:2/26/2015)... 26, 2015  AbbVie (NYSE: ABBV ... in its neuroscience and oncology development programs have ... American Academy of Neurology annual meeting in ... 18-25. The accepted abstracts feature results from studies ... investigational treatments in AbbVie,s pipeline. Presentations will include ...
(Date:2/26/2015)... VIEW, Calif. , Feb. 26, 2015  IRIDEX Corporation ... release its fourth quarter and full year 2014 financial results ...   In conjunction with the release, the Company will host ... p.m. Eastern Time on Thursday, March 5, 2015 ... business developments. Interested parties may access the live ...
(Date:2/26/2015)... , Feb. 26, 2015  Mail-service and specialty ... consumers, employers and government health plans $23.3 billion ... by the Pharmaceutical Care Management Association (PCMA). ... offers one of the easiest ways to reduce ... Mark Merritt . "Policymakers should resist efforts to ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:AbbVie's Ongoing Research in Neuroscience and Oncology will be Featured at the 2015 American Academy of Neurology Annual Meeting 2AbbVie's Ongoing Research in Neuroscience and Oncology will be Featured at the 2015 American Academy of Neurology Annual Meeting 3AbbVie's Ongoing Research in Neuroscience and Oncology will be Featured at the 2015 American Academy of Neurology Annual Meeting 4AbbVie's Ongoing Research in Neuroscience and Oncology will be Featured at the 2015 American Academy of Neurology Annual Meeting 5AbbVie's Ongoing Research in Neuroscience and Oncology will be Featured at the 2015 American Academy of Neurology Annual Meeting 6AbbVie's Ongoing Research in Neuroscience and Oncology will be Featured at the 2015 American Academy of Neurology Annual Meeting 7IRIDEX Announces Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2014 Conference Call and Release Date 2PCMA: Report Shows High-Tech Specialty and Mail-Service Pharmacies Will Reduce Costs for Texas Employers, Consumers and Public Programs by $23.3 Billion 2
... with high-dose clopidogrel on board?, CHICAGO, ... will shed,light on the ideal combination of ... shortly after percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI).,Specifically, study ... inhibitor of the clotting protein thrombin, is ...
... ... Study, PALM BEACH, Fla., March 28 NeoVista, Inc. ... feasibility,study of the company,s novel epiretinal brachytherapy for the wet ... Society,Meeting in Palm Beach, Florida. The promising data from the ...
Cached Medicine Technology:ISAR-REACT 3 Pits Bivalirudin vs. Unfractionated Heparin in PCI 2ISAR-REACT 3 Pits Bivalirudin vs. Unfractionated Heparin in PCI 3NeoVista Presents One Year Data on Novel Wet AMD Therapy at Macula Society 2NeoVista Presents One Year Data on Novel Wet AMD Therapy at Macula Society 3
... only test designed specifically for detecting ... pH. It includes a convenient pH ... range which is important in monitoring ... can now spend less time testing ...
... is recognized by medical professionals as the ... its accuracy, convenience and affordability. CLOtest was ... with Robin Warren, M.D. was the first ... and gastric ulcers. Today, CLOtest has become ...
Rapid Urease test for the presumptive identification of H. pylori in gastric mucosal biopsies...
... Rapid Test Strip and Device are rapid ... antibodies to Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) in ... in the diagnosis of H. pylori infection ... older. They are intended for health professionals ...
Medicine Products: