The Ethics of AMR Carriership

Morten Fibieger Byskov is a postdoctoral researcher with the department of Communication, Philosophy, and Technology at Wageningen University & Research, the Netherlands, and our current Caroline Miles visiting scholar. 

Multi-drug resistant organisms (MDROs), or antimicrobial resistance (AMR), pose a dire threat to individual and public health. Not only is AMR a danger to vulnerable individuals who require antibiotic treatment, but the over- and misuse of antibiotics also threatens the effectiveness of antibiotics for future generations. As such, AMR presents a unique problem for public health ethics and healthcare ethics that should ideally address ethical issues at both the public and individual level.

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The Ethics of AMR Carriership