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Towards an ethical theory in disaster situations

Overview of attention for article published in Medicine, Health Care and Philosophy, July 2014
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Title
Towards an ethical theory in disaster situations
Published in
Medicine, Health Care and Philosophy, July 2014
DOI 10.1007/s11019-014-9584-7
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Authors

Pierre Mallia

Abstract

Health Care professionals working in disaster situations have to face urgent choices which diverge from their normal deontological ethos and are more utilitarian. Such is the triage system used to choose whom to treat. Instead of entering a crisis these professionals should be thought that ethics is not harmonizable to all situations and that there are situations in which saving as many lives as possible mean sacrificing others. This calls for defining a perimeter zone in which such choices occur, and a time frame (a space-time niche) in which it ought to be considered ethical and legitimate to use such value laden choices.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 15 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 6 40%
Student > Bachelor 3 20%
Student > Ph. D. Student 2 13%
Student > Postgraduate 1 7%
Other 1 7%
Other 2 13%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 5 33%
Nursing and Health Professions 3 20%
Business, Management and Accounting 2 13%
Social Sciences 2 13%
Psychology 1 7%
Other 2 13%

Attention Score in Context

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#7,717,056
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#3
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