Getting Through Together considers the ethical issues which may arise during any pandemic. The emphasis is on using shared values so people can care for themselves, their whānau and their neighbours, and make decisions in such an event.
Section One introduces the statement of ethical values, its purpose and its application.
Section Two outlines two cases (an urban community and a hospital), to explore the possible challenges when planning for, and responding to, a pandemic.
Section Three discusses the identified shared ethical values and why they are important in how and what decisions we make.
Getting Through Together can be used by a wide range of people, including health professionals, planners, policy makers and members of the public and business community, to plan for and think about, their potential response to a pandemic.
This work has had wide public input and NEAC would like to thank all who made valuable contributions in creating this document.