Triage in Disaster Medicine: Ethical Strategies in Various Scenarios
Based on the philosophical literature, research on disaster medicine and the experience of veterans of humanitarian relief teams, this paper explicates an outline for triage in mass-casualty disasters. This outline aims at reconciling—at least to a degree—utilitarian considerations with the moral psychology and professional identity of medical care-givers, while being attuned to the diversity of disaster arenas.
KeywordsHybrid Scheme Clinical Ethic Moral Distress Fiduciary Duty Disaster Scenario
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