• Vol. 42 No. 5, 246–250
  • 15 May 2013

Ethical Considerations in the Review of Singapore’s H1N1 Pandemic Response Framework in 2009

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ABSTRACT


Preparedness and response planning for an influenza pandemic often involve difficult decisions that are fraught with ethical challenges. Ethical considerations are shaped by the local context and cultural values of a country. The ethical principles of equity, utility or efficiency, liberty, reciprocity, and solidarity are especially helpful in the context of an influenza pandemic preparedness planning.

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