Journal of Bioethical Inquiry

, Volume 13, Issue 1, pp 153–155 | Cite as

The Ethics of Isolation for Patients With Tuberculosis in Australia

  • Jane CarrollEmail author
Case Studies


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 

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© 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

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