MDR-TB, Isolation, and Anomie: Has Anyone Referred to Social Work?
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- Watts, K.N. Bioethical Inquiry (2016) 13: 157. doi:10.1007/s11673-016-9707-3
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MDR-TB and admission to isolation can induce a situation in which individuals are normless, unable to achieve the social goals that they have learned to pursue. Described as anomie, this situation can induce deviant behaviour. Addressing the psychosocial ethics of MDR-TB and isolation, this paper responds to the call for consideration of resource allocation and liberty.