Public Health Ethics: The Ethics of Ebola Control Measures



Primary Competency

Analytical/Assessment Skills

The Colorado School of Public Health hosted a symposium in collaboration with partners from state and local public health agencies and hospitals to share information about how Colorado is prepared and ready to handle Ebola.  This video is The Ethics of Ebola Control Measures by Matthew Wynia, MD, MPH.

Learning Objectives
  1. Understand the basic ethical issues and dilemmas that are common to managing illness in crisis situations
  2. The Three Rs
    1. Restrictions on liberty
    2. Responsibilities - the duty to treat
    3. Resources - rationing
Length of Learning Opportunity
19 minutes
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Presenter(s) and/or Content Experts

Dr. Wynia’s career has included developing a research institute and training programs focusing on bioethics, professionalism and policy issues (the AMA Institute for Ethics) and founding the AMA’s Center for Patient Safety.  His research has focused on novel uses of survey data to inform and improve the practical management of ethical issues in health care and public policy.  He has led projects on a wide variety of topics related to ethics and professionalism, including understanding and measuring the ethical climate of health care organizations and systems; ethics and quality improvement; communication, team-based care and engaging patients as members of the team; defining physician professionalism; public health and disaster ethics; medicine and the Holocaust (with the US Holocaust Memorial Museum); and inequities in health and health care.

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