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PUBLIC HEALTH DISASTERS: A GLOBAL ETHICAL FRAMEWORK

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PUBLIC HEALTH DISASTERS: A GLOBAL ETHICAL FRAMEWORK
Author: MICHAEL OLUSEGUN AFOLABI
ISBN: 9783319927640
Publisher: SPRINGER PUBLISHING COMPANY
Category: GENERAL INTEREST | PHILOSOPHY
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BookCover: Hard Cover
Number Of Pages: 233
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Edition No: 1

This book presents the first critical examination of the overlapping ethical, sociocultural, and policy-related issues surrounding disasters, global bioethics, and public health ethics. These issues are elucidated under the conceptual rubric: Public health disasters (PHDs). The book defines PHDs as public health issues with devastating social consequences, the attendant public health impacts of natural or man-made disasters, and latent or low prevalence public health issues with the potential to rapidly acquire pandemic capacities. This notion is illustrated using Ebola and pandemic influenza outbreaks, atypical drug-resistant tuberculosis, and the health emergencies of earthquakes as focal points. Drawing on an approach that reckons with microbial, existential, and anthropological realities; the book develops a relational-based global ethical framework that can help address the local, anthropological, ecological, and transnational dynamics of the ethical issues engendered by the publ

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