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Ethical challenges in TB control in the era of XDR-TB
International Journal of Tuberculosis and Lung Disease (2008)
  • Michael J Selgelid, The Australian National University
  • Paul Kelly, The Australian National University
  • Adrian Sleigh, The Australian National University
Abstract
Tuberculosis (TB) is the second leading infectious cause of infectious mortality worldwide and arguably the most important neglected topic in bioethics. This paper 1) explains the ethical importance of TB, 2) documents its neglect in bioethics discourse, 3) maps the terrain of ethical issues associated with TB, and 4) calls for ethicists, activists and socially concerned health professionals to raise and debate the full range of ethical issues associated with TB.
Keywords
  • ethics,
  • bioethics,
  • tuberculosis,
  • XDR-TB
Publication Date
March, 2008
Citation Information
Michael J Selgelid, Paul Kelly and Adrian Sleigh. "Ethical challenges in TB control in the era of XDR-TB" International Journal of Tuberculosis and Lung Disease Vol. 12 Iss. 3 (2008)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/michael_selgelid/11/