Journal of Bioethical Inquiry

, Volume 13, Issue 1, pp 153–155

The Ethics of Isolation for Patients With Tuberculosis in Australia

Case Studies

DOI: 10.1007/s11673-015-9685-x

Cite this article as:
Carroll, J. Bioethical Inquiry (2016) 13: 153. doi:10.1007/s11673-015-9685-x


This case study examines the ethical dimensions of isolation for patients diagnosed with tuberculosis (TB) in Australia. It seeks to explore the issues of resource allocation, liberty, and public safety for wider consideration and discussion.


Tuberculosis Migration Public health Clinical ethics 

Copyright information

© Journal of Bioethical Inquiry Pty Ltd. 2015

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Centre for Values Ethics and the Law in MedicineCamperdownAustralia
  2. 2.School of Public HealthUniversity of SydneySydneyAustralia

Personalised recommendations