Ethics and Drug Resistance: Collective Responsibility for Global Public Health

Ethics and Drug Resistance: Collective Responsibility for Global Public Health

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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
  • Bio-ethics
  • bioethics
  • Biology, Life Sciences
  • Clinical & internal medicine
  • 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
  • medicine
  • Moral Philosophy and Applied Ethics
  • Other branches of medicine
  • Pharmacology
  • privacy and data collection
  • public health ethics
  • TB resistance and human rights
  • TB resistance in developing countries


DOI: 10.1007/978-3-030-27874-8


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