Ethics and Drug Resistance

Collective Responsibility for Global Public Health

by Euzebiusz Jamrozik, Michael Selgelid

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Book Description

This open volume provides in-depth analysis of the wide range of ethical issues associated with drug-resistant infectious diseases. Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is widely recognized to be one of the greatest threats to global public health in coming decades; and it has thus become a major topic of discussion among leading bioethicists and scholars from related disciplines including economics, epidemiology, law, and political theory. Topics covered in this volume include responsible use of antimicrobials; control of multi-resistant hospital-acquired infections; privacy and data collection; antibiotic use in childhood and at the end of life; agricultural and veterinary sources of resistance; resistant HIV, tuberculosis, and malaria; mandatory treatment; and trade-offs between current and future generations. As the first book focused on ethical issues associated with drug resistance, it makes a timely contribution to debates regarding practice and policy that are of crucial importance to global public health in the 21st century.

This open book is licensed under a Creative Commons License (CC BY). You can download Ethics and Drug Resistance ebook for free in PDF format (5.4 MB).

Book Details

Subject
Philosophy
Publisher
Springer
Published
2020
Pages
452
Edition
1
Language
English
ISBN13
9783030278731
ISBN10
3030278735
ISBN13 Digital
9783030278748
ISBN10 Digital
3030278743
PDF Size
5.4 MB
License
CC BY

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