DISASTER ETHICS

Audio Resources

The Role of Palliative Care and the Ethics of Caring in a Disaster

What is the role of palliative care in a disaster? Nelda Godfrey, RN, associate dean of the KU School of Nursing, discusses these and similar questions she in a preview to The Perfect Storm Disaster Ethics Symposium and Public Forum, held on December 7 2011 in Kansas City.

 

Disaster Ethics: The 500 Year Flood that Comes Every 10 Years

In this lecture, Kyle McPhee, senior management professional, Hagerty Consulting, defines the difference between disaster and catastrophe, and cycles through the shocking facts: natural cycles, infrastructure condition, population growth, socioeconomic factors, and population based vulnerabilities, that require today's medical professionals to be prepared for incidents of increasing size and impact! Mr. McPhee introduces emergency management goals, criteria, and benchmarks. He describes the federal, Incident Command System (ICS), where it works, and where it is challenged. His ending remarks declare -- Americans assume the government is prepared for disasters (in spite of its track record), and he laments we remain extraordinarily unprepared for future disasters.

 

Disaster Ethics: An Introduction by Michael Weaver, MD

 
Disaster Ethics: From Emergency to Disaster to Catastrophe


Disaster Ethics: The Reality of Compromising Care


Disaster Ethics: The Collision Between Public Health Ethics and Clinical Ethics

Bioethics Channel

The Role of Palliative Care and the Ethics of Caring in a Disaster (MP4)

What is the role of palliative care in a disaster? Nelda Godfrey, RN, associate dean of the KU School of Nursing, discusses these and similar questions she in a preview to The Perfect Storm Disaster Ethics Symposium and Public Forum, held on December 7 2011 in Kansas City.

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