The Duty of Mind Ethical Capacity in a Time of Crisis
Ryus, C. and Baruch, J. (2017). The Duty of Mind: Ethical Capacity in a Time of Crisis. (Abstract only.) Disaster Medicine and Public Health Preparedness. .
The authors propose adding “the obligation to make critical decisions under the clearest possible state of thought” to ethical frameworks for disaster response. They assert that this would force planners to create decision-making tools to support disaster resource allocation before an event, and/or in ways that minimize the effect of stress on the ability of physicians to make allocation decisions in an ethical and sound manner.