How Should Clinicians Respond to International Public Health Emergencies?

Abbey Lowe, Angela Hewlett, Toby Schonfeld

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This case analysis examines obligations health care workers have to support relief efforts when an infectious disease outbreak could impact us all. How clinicians, institutions, and local communities ought to balance increased need for global solidarity in response to global disease outbreaks with concerns of local stakeholders is one specific tension this article investigates. We explore how emphasizing global health solidarity in the face of highly hazardous communicable diseases can help mitigate global risk.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)E16-E21
JournalAMA Journal of Ethics
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1 2020

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Issues, ethics and legal aspects
  • Health(social science)
  • Health Policy


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