Ethics, Tuberculosis and Globalization
This article reviews ethically relevant history of tuberculosis and recent developments regarding extensively drug resistant tuberculosis (XDR-TB). It argues that tuberculosis is one of the most important neglected topics in bioethics. With an emphasis on XDR-TB, it examines a range of the more challenging ethical issues associated with tuberculosis: individual obligations to avoid infecting others, coercive social distancingmeasures, third-party notification, healthworkers’ duty to treat contagious patients, and international justice. In each of these cases, key philosophical questions are highlighted and the need for empirical research/information is demonstrated.
Michael J. Selgelid. "Ethics, Tuberculosis and Globalization" Public Health Ethics 1.1 (2008): 10-20.