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The Political and Ethical Challenge of Multi-Drug Resistant Tuberculosis

Journal Article


Abstract


  • This article critically examines current responses to multi-drug resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) and argues that bioethics needs to be willing to engage in a more radical critique of the problem than is currently offered. In particular, we need to focus not simply on market-driven models of innovation and anti-microbial solutions to emergent and re-emergent infections such as TB. The global community also needs to address poverty and the structural factors that entrench inequalities—thus moving beyond the orthodox medical/public health frame of reference.

Authors


  •   Degeling, Chris
  •   Mayes, Christopher (external author)
  •   Lipworth, Wendy (external author)
  •   Kerridge, Ian (external author)
  •   Upshur, Ross (external author)

Publication Date


  • 2015

Citation


  • Degeling, C., Mayes, C., Lipworth, W., Kerridge, I. & Upshur, R. (2015). The Political and Ethical Challenge of Multi-Drug Resistant Tuberculosis. Journal of Bioethical Inquiry, 12 (1), 107-113.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-84939988952

Number Of Pages


  • 6

Start Page


  • 107

End Page


  • 113

Volume


  • 12

Issue


  • 1

Place Of Publication


  • Netherlands

Abstract


  • This article critically examines current responses to multi-drug resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) and argues that bioethics needs to be willing to engage in a more radical critique of the problem than is currently offered. In particular, we need to focus not simply on market-driven models of innovation and anti-microbial solutions to emergent and re-emergent infections such as TB. The global community also needs to address poverty and the structural factors that entrench inequalities—thus moving beyond the orthodox medical/public health frame of reference.

Authors


  •   Degeling, Chris
  •   Mayes, Christopher (external author)
  •   Lipworth, Wendy (external author)
  •   Kerridge, Ian (external author)
  •   Upshur, Ross (external author)

Publication Date


  • 2015

Citation


  • Degeling, C., Mayes, C., Lipworth, W., Kerridge, I. & Upshur, R. (2015). The Political and Ethical Challenge of Multi-Drug Resistant Tuberculosis. Journal of Bioethical Inquiry, 12 (1), 107-113.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-84939988952

Number Of Pages


  • 6

Start Page


  • 107

End Page


  • 113

Volume


  • 12

Issue


  • 1

Place Of Publication


  • Netherlands