Ethics Talk: Ebola Responses in Colonial Context


Good epidemic responses require cross-disciplinary collaboration. Dr David Heymann talks about serving in an Ebola containment campaign and Dr Christy Rentmeester explains what clinicians should know about colonialism to promote health equity.



Dr Christy Rentmeester’s comments were drawn from her article, Postcolonial Bioethics: A Lens for Considering the Historical Roots of Racial and Ethnic Inequalities in Mental Health, which appeared in Cambridge Quarterly of Healthcare Ethics (2012;21(3):366-374).


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