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Ethical Awareness and Decision-making of Healthcare Providers in Response to Pandemic Influenza - Focused on Middle East Respiratory Symptom Coronavirus -

  • Crisisonomy
  • Abbr : KRCEM
  • 2019, 15(1), pp.19-29
  • DOI : 10.14251/crisisonomy.2019.15.1.19
  • Publisher : Crisis and Emergency Management: Theory and Praxis
  • Research Area : Social Science > Public Policy > Public Policy in general
  • Received : November 21, 2018
  • Accepted : December 26, 2018
  • Published : January 31, 2019

Hae Ja Park 1 OGCHEOL LEE 2

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2중앙대학교

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ABSTRACT

This study attempted to identify the level of ethical awareness and decision-making among healthcare providers (HCPs) in response to pandemic influenza. The data from 227 HCPs working at five hospitals in Seoul and suburbs were analyzed. During the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV) in 2015, 31.3% of them had experiences in “active surveillance” or “home-isolation”; 18.9% provided direct care for MERS-CoV patients; and 31.1% of whose parents experienced “refusal” from their children’s kindergarten or school. They were aware of their rights to receive accurate information and to be protected by their hospitals, while there was a significant difference in the level of ethical decision-making across hospitals. In conclusion, HCPs were sensitive to ethical issues related to pandemic influenza, and were faithful to four principles of ethical decision-making. As a further study, developing a tool for measuring ethical aspects of HCPs and ethical guidelines in response to pandemic influenza are recommended

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