Antimicrobial Resistance: The Moral Compass of Health



Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) in the simplest terms describes a paradoxical and disproportionate relationship between the irrational consumption of antibiotics and the real needs. The developing Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) is considered one of the most serious public health issues which in the last years have started to be perceived as the real threat it is. The paper has a double purposes: a) to critically analyze the methods in which such a complex phenomenon is conceptualized and b) to better understand the possible available approach methods that specialists in the field of public health have in their ongoing attempt to slow down and reduce the momentum of this phenomenon. The overall reasoning of the paper is to better understand the current correct decision-making of a healthcare provider regarding the use and the restriction of antibiotics on a patient.


Antimicrobial Resistance; Ethics; Ethics of Care; Antibiotics; Morality; Prevention; Public Health

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