Family participation in the care of patients in public health disasters.

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The ethical implications of disaster planning garner increasing scrutiny. The role of families in disaster efforts is a topic that requires additional ethical examination. This article reviews the potential roles for families before and during disasters, with particular attention to the impact on children and vulnerable elderly patients. The potential positive and negative impact of family participation in different aspects of healthcare and disaster efforts is assessed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)288-293
Number of pages6
JournalThe Journal of clinical ethics
Issue number4
StatePublished - Dec 1 2010

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Issues, ethics and legal aspects
  • Health(social science)
  • Health Policy


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