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Ethics Poll

Disaster Relief and Media Coverage

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

When a natural or manmade disaster overwhelms the response capacity of medical personnel, disaster triage protocols are adopted to prioritize those who need treatment. Which of the following principles do you think should guide how patients are prioritized in cases of overwhelming medical need? You may check more than one.
Graphic media coverage of victims of disaster and terrorism has provoked controversy. Which one of the following best expresses what you think journalists should be allowed to cover and publish and why? Journalists should:
Poll results reflect the opinions of visitors to the site who voluntarily answer the poll questions. Those visitors do not represent a random sample of our readers. The viewpoints expressed on this site are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views and policies of the AMA.
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