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Disaster Ethics

This webinar mini-course will introduce participants to the basic concepts of ethics and apply them within a disaster and emergency management context. It will begin with an overview of what is meant by the terms metaethics, normative ethics and descriptive ethics, and then distinguish between three ethical theories: utilitarian, deontological and virtue ethics. The characteristics of an ethical leader will be outlined. A framework for ethical decision making will be used in a case study to illustrate how ethical thinking leads to more robust disaster risk reduction strategies.

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