Resource allocation is often necessary in various public health contexts. In resource-scarce situations, healthcare services must often be rationed and triaged.
Resource allocation is often necessary in various public health contexts
This is an individual assignment. Resource allocation is often necessary in various public health contexts. In resource-scarce situations, healthcare services must often be rationed and triaged. Identify at least four ethical principles* implicated in resource allocation; discuss each ethical principle and explain how each principle relates to the allocation of finite resources. This paper should be 4-5 pages and should have at least six academic references with corresponding internal citations.
You may discuss the following ethical principles in your analysis:
▪Respect for Autonomy
If you find additional ethical principles in your research, you may include those as well, as long as they are supported by an academic publication.
A note on academic citations: The majority of your citations should come from peer-reviewed academic journals, and should be as recent as possible. You may include some citations from the websites of reputable organizations, such as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention or the World Health Organization, if you find that to be the best source of information. Additionally, you must use APA format for all citations and for your references section.
The ethical justification for developing and providing the means to reduce the burden of disease in developing countries is self-evident. Nevertheless, those who pursue these laudable ends encounter ethical dilemmas at every turn. The development of new interventions requires testing with human subjects, an activity fraught with controversy since the dawn of scientific medicine and especially problematic with poor and vulnerable participants in developing countries. Ethical dilemmas arising in setting priorities among interventions and among individuals in need of care are most acute when needs are great and resources few.