AMA Journal of Ethics®

Illuminating the art of medicine

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AMA Journal of Ethics®

Illuminating the art of medicine

Virtual Mentor. May 2004, Volume 6, Number 05

Ethics Poll

Preparing to Respond to Acts of Terrorism

The Ethics Poll is a snapshot of the opinions of interested readers.

Do you think that a terrorism attack in your community is:
Did you prescribe ciprofloxacin for patients without a strict medical indication for it in the aftermath of the 2001 anthrax attacks?
Did you request a ciprofloxacin prescription for you or your family in the aftermath of the 2001 anthrax attacks?
Have you participated in any type of disaster preparedness training recently?
Do you think that money spent on homeland security and terrorism preparedness will strengthen public health services in the long run?