FLU PANDEMIC AND POSSIBLE ETHICAL DILEMMAS

A NOTE FOR CHAPLAINS

Authors

  • David Hobden Royal Surrey Hospital

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.1558/hscc.v13i2.30

Keywords:

ethical dilemma, pastoral care resource allocation

Abstract

The author explores ethical principles and frameworks which may inform decision-making during a flu pandemic. Critical awareness of such ethical frameworks can aid healthcare chaplains in their engagement with pastoral issues

Author Biography

David Hobden, Royal Surrey Hospital

David Hobden is chaplain at The Royal Surrey Hospital.

References

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EVANGELIUM VITAE 1995

MESSER NG 2005 Professional-patient relationships and informed consent Post-Graduate Medical Journal May 2005

TAYLOR B KEMP V GOLD D & WALDMAN C 2008 Critical care contingency planning: phased responses and triaging framework Journal of Intensive Care Society

Published

2013-04-05

How to Cite

Hobden, D. (2013). FLU PANDEMIC AND POSSIBLE ETHICAL DILEMMAS: A NOTE FOR CHAPLAINS. Health and Social Care Chaplaincy, 30-33. https://doi.org/10.1558/hscc.v13i2.30