CitationThomas, 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
AbstractWe 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.
Reference TypeJournal Article
Journal TitleAmerican Journal of Public Health
Author(s)Thomas, James C.