Nursing Ethics and Disaster Triage Applying Utilitarian Ethical Theory
Wagner, J. and Dahnke, M. (2015). Nursing Ethics and Disaster Triage: Applying Utilitarian Ethical Theory.
The authors contrast the principles underlying everyday triage with those underlying disaster triage. They note that a “lack of standards and distinct guidelines” could cause distress for nurses, who are expected to act against their normal standards and inclinations when caring for patients during a disaster.