VIEWPOINT: Navigating Ethics – Public Health Emergencies

Zika, Dengue Fever, Ebola. These are just some of the diseases putting the public on edge, as global travel continues to bring foreign borne illnesses to South Florida’s door. The emergences of these infectious diseases present both unprecedented challenges and opportunity for South Florida’s public health officials. From the allocation of resources and sharing data, to patient care and communicating the risks, our panel of experts discuss how hospitals navigate the ethics of public health emergencies and what it means for patient privacy.


Kenneth W. Goodman, Ph.D., FACMI, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine
Dr. Marie Florent-Carre, D.O., M.P.H., NSU’s College of Osteopathic Medicine
Kimarie Stratos, Memorial Healthcare System