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Worst Case Bioethics: Death, Disaster, and Public Health

George J. Annas


This book explores the current debates on global medical issues including national health care, experimental cancer drugs, quality of medicine and patient safety, preparation for a global flu pandemic, and regulating/outlawing cloning and germline genetic alterations. The book addresses national security issues concerning current national policies such as the best response to bioterrorism, force-feeding hunger strikers at Guantanamo, killing civilians in Afghanistan, with an emphasis on the roles played by physicians and lawyers in each.

Keywords: national health care, experimental cancer drugs, patient safety, flu pandemic, cloning, genetic alterations, bioterrorism, force-feeding, hunger strikers, civilians

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2010 Print ISBN-13: 9780195391732
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2015 DOI:10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780195391732.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

George J. Annas, author
Boston University School of Public Health