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dc.contributor.authorGiubilini, Alberto
dc.contributor.authorSavulescu, J.
dc.date.accessioned2021-04-08T02:03:12Z
dc.date.available2021-04-08T02:03:12Z
dc.date.issued2020
dc.date.submitted2021-04-07T08:49:59Z
dc.identifierhttps://library.oapen.org/handle/20.500.12657/47726
dc.identifier.urihttps://directory.doabooks.org/handle/20.500.12854/64401
dc.description.abstractRestrictive policies that limit antimicrobial consumption, including therapeutically justified use, might be necessary to tackle the problem of antimicrobial resistance. We argue that such policies would be ethically justified when forgoing antimicrobials constitutes a form of easy rescue for an individual. These are cases of mild and self-limiting infections in otherwise healthy patients whose overall health is not significantly compromised by the infection. In such cases, restrictive policies would be ethically justified because they would coerce individuals into fulfilling a moral obligation they independently have. However, to ensure that such justification is the strongest possible, states also have the responsibility to ensure that forgoing antimicrobials is as easy as possible for patients by implementing adequate compensation measures.
dc.languageEnglish
dc.rightsopen access
dc.subject.classificationthema EDItEUR::P Mathematics and Science::PS Biology, life sciences::PSA Life sciences: general issues::PSAD Bioethicsen_US
dc.subject.otherBioethics · Public health ethics · Antimicrobial resistance · Collective responsibility · Easy rescue
dc.titleChapter 9 Moral Responsibility and the Justification of Policies to Preserve Antimicrobial Effectiveness
dc.typechapter
oapen.identifier.doi10.1007/978-3-030-27874-8_9
oapen.relation.isPublishedBy9fa3421d-f917-4153-b9ab-fc337c396b5a
oapen.relation.isPartOfBookEthics and Drug Resistance: Collective Responsibility for Global Public Health
oapen.relation.isFundedByWellcome Trust
oapen.relation.isFundedByd859fbd3-d884-4090-a0ec-baf821c9abfd
oapen.relation.isbn9783030278731
oapen.collectionWellcome
oapen.pages14
oapen.grant.number104848/Z/14/Z
dc.relationisFundedByd859fbd3-d884-4090-a0ec-baf821c9abfd


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