Communicable disease outbreaks: Ethics in an outbreak
Ward, J. E.
Communicable disease outbreaks: Ethics in an outbreak.
AJGP: Australian Journal of General Practice, 49 (Suppl. 42).
The role of the general practitioner (GP) as the medical expert at the centre of Australia’s multidisciplinary primary healthcare system is never more acute than when populations are threatened by a communicable disease epidemic. This series is a refresher covering key concepts. This fifth article explores ethical aspects of public health action, information disclosure and research in an epidemic.
epidemic, communicable disease, COVID-19, general practitioner (GP), role, ethics