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Meeting the Ethical Challenges of a Severe Pandemic Influenza   [open pdf - 463KB]

From the Document: "During a severe pandemic flu, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration (VHA) will be faced with extraordinary ethical challenges. [...] Goals of VA [Department of Veterans Affairs] pandemic planning and response are to protect our Veterans and staff, to keep vital VA operations going, to communicate effectively, and to contribute to the national response effort. Ethical challenges center on responsibilities, or the duty to provide care to patients, family and others in pandemic influenza; allocation of scarce resources; and restrictions to individual liberty that may be necessitated during a public health crisis such as a pandemic influenza outbreak."

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2010-09
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Public Domain
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Department of Veterans Affairs: https://www.ethics.va.gov/
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