"This book provides an early exploration of the new field of disaster bioethics: examining the ethical issues raised by disasters. Healthcare ethics issues are addressed in the first part of this book. Large-scale casualties lead to decisions about who to treat and who to leave behind, cultural challenges, and communication ethics. The second part focuses on disaster research ethics. With the growing awareness of the need for evidence to guide disaster preparedness and response, more research is being conducted in disasters."
This series is intended to elucidate key concepts in bioethics and to help clinicians to integrate bioethical knowledge into daily practice. These articles are written by scholars in medicine, ethics and law.
Virtual Mentor is the American Medical Association's online ethics journal. It explores the ethical issues and challenges that students, residents, and other physicians are likely to confront in their training and daily practice.