Medical Emergency Management
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This paper addresses possible ethical violations and how they can potentially affect medical emergency operations from the point of view of an Emergency Operations Director. Ethical topics discussed include the following: bias in treatment (or lack of treatment); confidentiality issues; criminal activity versus confidentiality; medical research within an emergency care setting; and refusal of care. Also considered are ethical dilemmas such as who gets treated first in cases of multiple injured parties. The author concludes that effective triage plans be in place to ensure that personnel know when to focus on some patients versus others.
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