Bioethics Blogs

Explaining and responding to the Ebola epidemic

The Ebola epidemic in West Africa is not merely a biomedical problem that can be seen in isolation and dealt with only through emergency medical rescue processes. The ethical dilemmas surfaced by this epidemic are also not confined to the usual micro-ethical problems associated with medical care and medical research. The pandemic, as one of many manifestations of failed human and social development that has brought the world to a dangerous ‘tipping point, requires deep introspection and action to address upstream causal processes.

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