The initial outbreak of Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) in West Africa presented many ethical, legal, logistical and clinical challenges for first responders, clinicians, politicians and researchers. These challenges have been magnified now that EVD has crossed the Atlantic transforming the public conversation from a worrisome public health challenge over there, to one we need to address over here.

In response to these events, Indiana Univeristy experts in ethics, law, public health, and medicine met on October 24, 2014, to discuss the ethical, legal, social and policy implications of the recent EVD outbreaks. 

This panel presentation made aware of the need for considered investigation into the various public and governmental responses to Ebola. Provided below are a number of Ebola resources featuring an archived video of the panel presentation, the panelists' bibliography, a student blog, and additional Ebola links and resources.

Archived Video of Panel Presentation

Panelists' Contributions to EVD Discussion

Scholarly Literature

  • Bibliography  compiled by Eric Meslin, Miriam Murphy, Chad Priest, Ross Silverman, and Nicolas Terry for the October 24th, 2014 panel on Ebola (Ethics Section Updated 1-15-15; 2-3-15).

Editorials, Blogs, and Opinion

Related IUCB Reports

Hospital Policies

News, Updates, and Other Resources

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