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close this bookDisaster Management Ethics - Trainer's Guide - 1st Edition (Disaster Management Training Programme, 104 p.)
close this folderTOPIC 5: Disaster declaration and response
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View the document54. Introduction
View the document55. Ethical issues
View the document56. Ethical Issue #1
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View the document63. Deliberating ethical issues
View the document64. Factors influencing ethical deliberations
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55. Ethical issues


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Point out that there are many ethical issues in "Disaster Declaration and Response" and that together you will review and try to clarify seven of those issues.

1. Balancing disaster survivors' abilities, resources and strengths with their needs
2. Power differentials in decision making
3. National sovereignty vs. human rights
4. Vulnerable populations vs. defense of human rights
5. Local resources vs. imported resources
6. Military forces readiness vs. developing local capacities
7. Justice and national policy: whose values count?