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Books, Journals, New Media
January 21, 2004

Crisis Ethics

Author Affiliations

Books, Journals, New Media Section Editor: Harriet S. Meyer, MD, Contributing Editor, JAMA; David H. Morse, MS, University of Southern California, Norris Medical Library, Journal Review Editor.

JAMA. 2004;291(3):378. doi:10.1001/jama.291.3.378-a

Modern democracy exists ever in tension with expertise. Never is this tension more palpable than in times of crisis, when fear may easily combine with the exigencies of responding quickly to imminent dangers to facilitate the surrender of popular control to individuals and institutions that claim special skills and authority to address the situation. In the Wake of Terror, edited by Jonathan Moreno, explores the ethics and public health implications of responding to crisis.

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