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Wake Me Up When There’s a Crisis: Progress on State Pandemic Influenza Ethics Preparedness

Citation

Thomas, James C. & Young, Siobhan (2011). Wake Me Up When There's a Crisis: Progress on State Pandemic Influenza Ethics Preparedness. American Journal of Public Health, 101(11), 2080-2082. PMCID: PMC3222399

Abstract

We assessed the progress since 2005 of state plans for pandemic influenza and found that 7 states had recommended steps to further clarify ethical processes or decisions; 6 states had made some progress but almost exclusively in hospital preparedness. Having a high-level public health leader, such as a health department director, committed to ethics was the key determinant of progress. Some state health departments may be destined to gain an appreciation for ethics through ethical mishaps.

URL

http://dx.doi.org/10.2105/AJPH.2011.300293

Reference Type

Journal Article

Year Published

2011

Journal Title

American Journal of Public Health

Author(s)

Thomas, James C.
Young, Siobhan

PMCID

PMC3222399