These cases were generated in conjunction with the with an EU funded COST action Disaster Bioethics, including cases worked up by participants of ‘training the trainers’ summer school run jointly by the two projects in September 2015.
Anyone is welcome to use the below cases. All we ask is that you acknowledge the source and send us any feedback via this form, or emailing H dot Draper at warwick dot ac dot uk
Case 10: Refusal of staff member to treat a patient with an infectious disease (coming soon)
Key words: infectious disease; refusal of staff member to treat a patient
Case 13: Allocating resources in a resource limited environment (coming soon)
Keywords: Rules of eligibility; Resource allocation; Triage; Natural disaster
Case 16: A day in the life of the Medicins Sans Frontieres (MSF) healthcare worker team during an unprecedented outbreak of meningitis in Niamey and the ethical challenges they face.
Keywords: Meningitis, epidemic, vaccination, rationing, triage
Keywords: Refugees, refugee reception camps, NGOs, volunteers, compliance, moral decision making, duties, rights, justice, interests, welfare, levelling-down, resource allocation
Keywords: Civil war, Discrimination, Non-governmental organisation, Healthcare, Aid, Genocide, Ethnic conflict, Refusal to treat
Case 19: Conflicting priorities in evidenced-based practice: between conducting mental health research and expanding mental health services.
Keywords: Mental health, Research, Human rights, Resource constraints