• May 6th, 2015

Introduction to Emergency Management (paramedics) 2

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3000‐3500words(excludingreferences)

 

Themanagementofmajorincidentsanddisasterscanimposesignificantclinical,logistical,organisational,andethicalchallenges.Theycanintroduceuniquemoral,triage,resourceallocation,andpublichealthissues.Manyofthemostcrucialofthesedilemmascanbeanticipatedandplannedforinadvance,andprospectiveethicaldeliberationsmustbegiventoarangeofmoralissuesthatmayariseduringtheresponseto,andrecoveryfromadisaster.

 

Onesuchdilemmathatcanbeanticipatedanddiscussedinadvanceofdisastersoccurringisthatof“dutyofcare”.

 

Thestandardpracticeexpectationsforanyhealthcareworkerareacombinationofgeneralstandardsofprofessionalpractice,standardsofperformance,professionalcodesofethics,legalregulations,andcompetencies.

 

Duringnormaloperatingprocedures,emergencyhealthcareworkersunderstandandgenerallyaccepttheir“dutyofcare”toindividualpatients.

 

However,duringadisasterormajorincidentwhenthepointofcaremovesfromtheindividualpatienttothegreaterpopulation,doesthis“dutyofcare”translatetoa“dutytorespond”?Evenifthereisapotentialrisktothehealthcareworker?

 

Provideyourcomprehensiveresponsetothisquestion.Besuretoreferencetheavailableliteratureandtakecaretocarefullyplanyourassignmenttoensureyoudevelopalogicalandwellthoughtoutresponse.

 

 

Journal References

  • British Medical Journal
  • Issues in Law & Medicine
  • Australian Journal of Emergency Management
  • Annals of Emergency Medicine
  • American Journal of Law & Medicine

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