This Open Access volume provides in-depth analysis of the wide range of ethical issues associated with drug-resistant infectious diseases. Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is widely recognized to be one of the greatest threats to global public health in coming decades; and it has thus become a major topic of discussion among leading bioethicists and scholars from related disciplines including economics, epidemiology, law, and political theory. Topics covered in this volume include responsible use of antimicrobials; control of multi-resistant hospital-acquired infections; privacy and data collection; antibiotic use in childhood and at the end of life; agricultural and veterinary sources of resistance; resistant HIV, tuberculosis, and malaria; mandatory treatment; and trade-offs between current and future generations. As the first book focused on ethical issues associated with drug resistance, it makes a timely contribution to debates regarding practice and policy that are of crucial importance to global public health in the 21st century.
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- animal epidemiology
- animal ethics
- antimicrobial resistance
- Biology, Life Sciences
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- collective responsibility
- Diseases & disorders
- drug resistance
- ethics and AMR regulation
- ethics of drug development
- global health
- hospital acquired infection
- Infectious & contagious diseases
- Infectious Disease
- infectious diseases
- Internal medicine
- Life sciences: general issues
- Mathematics & science
- Medical microbiology
- Moral Philosophy and Applied Ethics
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- privacy and data collection
- public health ethics
- TB resistance and human rights
- TB resistance in developing countries
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