Ethical values for planning for and responding to a pandemic

Consultation ended on Tuesday 16 August 2006.

NEAC prepared a discussion statement of ethical values for planning for and responding to a pandemic.

The document identifies widely shared ethical values, including those recognised in Māori tikanga and kawa, for New Zealand’s pandemic planning, response and decision making. The statement is designed to be thought provoking, applicable to a broad range of people and different situations, and useful at all stages of pandemic planning.

Feedback was sought to make the statement reflective of shared values. It was sought from people and organisations in the health sector, other sectors involved in pandemic planning, community groups and others who may be affected.