Virtue Ethics and Antimicrobial Prescribing Policy

Lecture Theatre

10:30 am - 11:00 am


Antimicrobial resistance has become a major global health concern. In this talk, Justin will briefly explain virtue ethics and indicate how it differs from other ethical theories. He then discuss some key patient-centred medical virtues and several candidate community-centred medical virtues, and consider what sorts of antimicrobial prescribing decisions such virtues would lead physicians to make.