Voluntarily Stopping Eating and Drinking: A Lesser Known, Readily Available Option for Hastening Death
Voluntarily stopping eating and drinking, also known by its acronym VSED, is a practice whereby a currently or prospectively seriously ill patient makes a fully intentional decision to hasten her own death by completely stopping the intake of all fluid... (Source: blog.bioethics.net)
Source: blog.bioethics.net - April 19, 2020 Category: Medical Ethics Authors: Thaddeus Mason Pope, JD, PhD Tags: Health Care syndicated Source Type: blogs

Look for the Helpers
by Justin Triemstra “When I was a boy and I would see scary things in the news, my mother would say to me, ‘Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping.’”                                         […] (Source: blog.bioethics.net)
Source: blog.bioethics.net - April 17, 2020 Category: Medical Ethics Authors: reflectivemeded Tags: Health Care humanism syndicated Source Type: blogs

Consent for Brain Death Testing – Required or Not?
A growing number of articles debate whether clinicians should obtain family consent before performing brain death testing. See for example, the April 2020 issue of Pediatrics. I have also addressed this question in a number of recent a... (Source: blog.bioethics.net)
Source: blog.bioethics.net - April 17, 2020 Category: Medical Ethics Authors: Thaddeus Mason Pope, JD, PhD Tags: Health Care syndicated Source Type: blogs

National Ethics Framework For Use in Acute Paediatric Settings During COVID-19 Pandemic
Oxford Uehiro Centre’s Director of Medical Ethics, Professor Dominic Wilkinson, has led a UK ethical framework for treatment decisions in acute paediatric settings during the Covid-19 Pandemic. Professor Wilkinson produced the framework along with RCPCH Clinical Lead, Dr Mike Linney, Chair of RCPCH Ethics and Law Committee. This ethical framework is a modification of guidance […] (Source: blog.bioethics.net)
Source: blog.bioethics.net - April 17, 2020 Category: Medical Ethics Authors: Practical Ethics Tags: Ethics Health Care children Coronavirus; Pandemic; Ethics; Public Health COVID-19 Cross Post Dominic Wilkinson's Posts effective charity medical ethics syndicated Source Type: blogs

Video Series: Is the Coronavirus Pandemic Worse for Women?
Dr Agomoni Ganguli Mitra talks about how pandemics increase existing inequalities in societies, and how this may result in even more victims than those from the disease itself. She urges governments and others to take social justice considerations much... (Source: blog.bioethics.net)
Source: blog.bioethics.net - April 17, 2020 Category: Medical Ethics Authors: Katrien Devolder Tags: Health Care Public Health Social Justice Coronavirus; Pandemic; Ethics; Public Health gender inequality Katrien Devolder Interview Pandemic Ethics syndicated Uncategorized Video Series Youtube interview Source Type: blogs

Boy George Questions Unilateral DNR on His Mother
Culture Club singer Boy George has asked his fans to pray for his "beautiful mother" after she was hospitalized and doctors said they "won't resuscitate if things go wrong."  Boy George questions the DNR order saying how can doctors know tha... (Source: blog.bioethics.net)
Source: blog.bioethics.net - April 16, 2020 Category: Medical Ethics Authors: Thaddeus Mason Pope, JD, PhD Tags: Health Care syndicated Source Type: blogs

Please Don ’t (Need to) Use My Work
I helped develop guidelines for the ethical allocation of scarce resources during a public health emergency, such as a pandemic..I hope my contributions have an impact. I especially hope to see my work used since it emphasizes the perspectives of minority and underserved communities, who tend to have less voice in health policy. But now I find myself dreading the use of my work. The post Please Don’t (Need to) Use My Work appeared first on The Hastings Center. (Source: blog.bioethics.net)
Source: blog.bioethics.net - April 16, 2020 Category: Medical Ethics Authors: Susan Gilbert Tags: Ethics Health Care COVID-19 end of life Hastings Bioethics Forum Pandemic Planning public health emergency resource allocation syndicated Source Type: blogs

National Healthcare Decisions Day
Today is the 12th annual National Healthcare Decisions Day. It is likely to be the most successful one yet, as the COVID-19 pandemic vividly illuminates the need for and importance of advance care planning. (Source: blog.bioethics.net)
Source: blog.bioethics.net - April 16, 2020 Category: Medical Ethics Authors: Thaddeus Mason Pope, JD, PhD Tags: Health Care syndicated Source Type: blogs

Who Gets Care? (podcast)
Be sure to listen to Doug White and Sam Bagenstos on Tradeoffs, a high-quality podcast produced at Penn’s Annenberg Studio that tackles controversies in health care. The 15-minute episode addresses the growing debate around triage guidelines for ventilators and ICU beds, with a particular focus on questions related to whether existing guidelines are unfair to persons with disabilities. (Source: blog.bioethics.net)
Source: blog.bioethics.net - April 15, 2020 Category: Medical Ethics Authors: Thaddeus Mason Pope, JD, PhD Tags: Health Care syndicated Source Type: blogs

Ethics and Evidence in the Search for a Vaccine and Treatments for Covid-19
In the rush to find a Covid-19 vaccine and one or more drugs to treat the deadly disease, concerns are being raised that ethical standards for conducting human clinical trials and the evidentiary standards for determining whether interventions are safe and effective, might be loosened. The post Ethics and Evidence in the Search for a Vaccine and Treatments for Covid-19 appeared first on The Hastings Center. (Source: blog.bioethics.net)
Source: blog.bioethics.net - April 15, 2020 Category: Medical Ethics Authors: Susan Gilbert Tags: Health Care Public Health Research Ethics clinical trials COVID-19 evidence Hastings Bioethics Forum syndicated Source Type: blogs

“Will They Take My Vent?”: Ethical Considerations with Personal Ventilator Reallocation During COVID-19
by Laura Guidry-Grimes, PhD and Katie Savin, MSW   The COVID-19 pandemic has led to intense conversations about ventilator allocation and reallocation during a crisis standard of care (CSC). The possibility of reallocating ventilators through a triage process is a source of profound concern for people who rely on personal ventilators (PVs) in their everyday life. Alice Wong, a disability activist and PV user, explains this concern: “Were I to contract coronavirus, I imagine a doctor might read my chart, look at me, and think I’m a waste of their efforts and precious resources that never should have been in...
Source: blog.bioethics.net - April 15, 2020 Category: Medical Ethics Authors: Keisha Ray Tags: Clinical Ethics Decision making Featured Posts Health Care Health Policy & Insurance Justice Public Health Social Justice #covid19 #diaryofaplagueyear resource allocation Source Type: blogs

Post 3: “Not Who, But What Professional Bioethicists Should Prioritize When Responding to the COVID-19 Pandemic”
by Joseph Stramondo, PhD Recently, I have argued that there doesn’t seem to be any set of rationing criteria that can entirely avoid ableist bias, but there are worse and better options for distributing scarce resources during the COVID-19 pandemic. However, by narrowly focusing on triage protocols as the most morally salient problem that we face during this unprecedented era, perhaps we are not even advancing the most important conversation.  In fact, feminist philosopher of disability, Shelley Tremain, argues that bioethicists should shift the focus of the conversation altogether because targeting these protoc...
Source: blog.bioethics.net - April 15, 2020 Category: Medical Ethics Authors: Joseph Stramondo Tags: Featured Posts #covid19 #diaryofaplagueyear ableism COVID-19 Source Type: blogs

U.S. and Canada: Being Good Neighbors in the Pandemic
Canada has a fraction of the number of cases of Covid-19 as the U.S. Canadians feel vulnerable. But Canadians and Americans need to find ways to build and maintain trust within and across our borders. The post U.S. and Canada: Being Good Neighbors in the Pandemic appeared first on The Hastings Center. (Source: blog.bioethics.net)
Source: blog.bioethics.net - April 14, 2020 Category: Medical Ethics Authors: Susan Gilbert Tags: Health Care Public Health COVID-19 global health Hastings Bioethics Forum syndicated Source Type: blogs

COVID-19 and the refutation of normality
by Richard B. Gibson, MA The COVID-19 pandemic has upended daily life and forced many people on the planet to alter their behaviour to combat the spread of the virus. For many, this has come at personal cost, be it their freedom of movement, their finances, and even their health and lives. This has led governments also to feel the pressure to act, resulting in enforced restrictions on individual movements which, in turn, have impacted global economies and ground productivity in numerous sectors to a halt.… (Source: blog.bioethics.net)
Source: blog.bioethics.net - April 14, 2020 Category: Medical Ethics Authors: Blog Editor Tags: Environmental Ethics Featured Posts Public Health #covid19 #diaryofaplagueyear COVID-19 Source Type: blogs

Maximising Ventilators: Some Ethical Complications
Written by Joshua Parker and Ben Davies One of the impending tragedies of the COVID-19 pandemic is a grave mismatch between the supply of ventilators and the numbers needing them. This situation, as seen in Italy, is predicted to be mirrored here in the UK. Coronavirus can cause acute respiratory distress syndrome for which the […] (Source: blog.bioethics.net)
Source: blog.bioethics.net - April 14, 2020 Category: Medical Ethics Authors: Ben Davies Tags: Decision making Ethics Health Care Public Health coronavirus COVID-19 Current Affairs medical ethics pandemic syndicated ventilators Source Type: blogs

When the Medical Director Abuses the Residents Under his Charge
by Craig Klugman, Ph.D. In a news item reported in Rolling Stone, NPR, and The Houston Chronicle, the medical director of a coastal Texas nursing home used his political connections to get enough hydroxychloroquine to begin his own “observational” trials—minus a control group, minus informed consent, minus informing anyone. The rehab facility holds 135 residents and 42% (56) of them were COVID positive, as well as an additional 31 staff members. Robin Armstrong, physician and medical director called the Lt.… (Source: blog.bioethics.net)
Source: blog.bioethics.net - April 14, 2020 Category: Medical Ethics Authors: Craig Klugman Tags: Clinical Trials & Studies Conflict of Interest Decision making Featured Posts Health Regulation & Law Informed Consent Social Justice #covid19 #diaryofaplagueyear COVID-19 Source Type: blogs

NO RESPONSE is " NO DISCUSSION " (2)
Discussion Blog is that there is the fact that readers contribution of their own views have been markedly absent if the last visitor posting ... (Source: blog.bioethics.net)
Source: blog.bioethics.net - April 13, 2020 Category: Medical Ethics Authors: Maurice Bernstein, M.D. Tags: Health Care syndicated Source Type: blogs

NO RESPONSE is : " NO DISCUSSION " (2)
Discussion Blog is that there is the fact that readers contribution of their own views have been markedly absent if the last visitor posting ... (Source: blog.bioethics.net)
Source: blog.bioethics.net - April 13, 2020 Category: Medical Ethics Authors: Maurice Bernstein, M.D. Tags: Health Care syndicated Source Type: blogs

On Being an Elder in a Pandemic
Do the elderly have special obligations during a pandemic, that is, something more than the duty we all have for hand washing, social distancing, and so on? I believe the answer is, yes, and foremost among these is an obligation for parsimonious use of newly scarce and expensive health care resources. The post On Being an Elder in a Pandemic appeared first on The Hastings Center. (Source: blog.bioethics.net)
Source: blog.bioethics.net - April 13, 2020 Category: Medical Ethics Authors: Susan Gilbert Tags: Ethics Health Care age-related rationing aging COVID-19 Hastings Bioethics Forum pandemic syndicated Source Type: blogs

The American Society for Reproductive Medicine Covid-19 Guidelines: In Favor of Delaying Most Infertility Treatments without Devaluing Them
In response to the global Covid-19 pandemic, the American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) created a specific task force to address infertility treatments, which were only indirectly mentioned in other Covid-19 guidelines. Their guidelines generated some controversy, as evidenced by a change.org petition that as of this writing, has over 13,300 signatures opposing ASRM’s recommendations to “[s]uspend initiation of new treatment cycles,” “[s]trongly consider cancellation of all embryo transfers,” and “[s]uspend elective surgeries and non-urgent diagnostic procedures.” More i...
Source: blog.bioethics.net - April 13, 2020 Category: Medical Ethics Authors: Bioethics Today Tags: Health Care Author: Campo-Engelstein Fertility reproductive medicine reproductive rights syndicated Women's Reproductive Rights Source Type: blogs

Pandemic Justice: Clarifying Guidance for Resource Allocation
by Rosamond Rhodes, Ph.D. In their timely article, “Fair Allocation of Scarce Medical Resources in the Time of Covid-19,” Ezekiel Emanuel and colleagues correctly note the need for guidance in making the difficult decisions that lie ahead.  They also identify “four fundamental values” for the “allocation of resources in pandemics and other settings of absolute scarcity.” The values that they identify — maximizing benefits, equality, rewarding instrumental value, and priority to the worst off — are, however, inconsistent with each other and reflect misunderstanding. ...
Source: blog.bioethics.net - April 13, 2020 Category: Medical Ethics Authors: Rosamond Rhodes Tags: Ethics Featured Posts Philosophy & Ethics Public Health #covid19 #diaryofaplagueyear COVID-19 Triage Source Type: blogs

The COVID Conversation to Have Now
I joined FOX9, last night, to discuss the growing importance of advance directives and POLST.  The site includes resources for having these discussions. (Source: blog.bioethics.net)
Source: blog.bioethics.net - April 13, 2020 Category: Medical Ethics Authors: Thaddeus Mason Pope, JD, PhD Tags: Health Care syndicated Source Type: blogs

Guest Post: Pandemic Ethics-Earthquakes, Infections, and Consent
David Killoren Dianoia Institute of Philosophy Australian Catholic University, Melbourne People often seem to be stubbornly resistant to change. Consider humanity’s collective failure to respond adequately to the climate emergency. Consider the lifelong smoker who won’t quit even after an emphysema diagnosis. Consider the meat-eater who watches Dominion, resolves to go vegan, and then falls […] (Source: blog.bioethics.net)
Source: blog.bioethics.net - April 13, 2020 Category: Medical Ethics Authors: Practical Ethics Tags: Health Care coronavirus COVID-19 exit plan Guest Post Pandemic Ethics syndicated Source Type: blogs

What COVID-19 Means for End-of-Life Care: Experts Answer Your Questions
I joined Timothy Quill, Lonny Shevelson, and Judith Schwarz at the Death with Dignity National Center to answer a growing number of inquiries about end-of-life care, advance directives, and other critical issues. (Source: blog.bioethics.net)
Source: blog.bioethics.net - April 12, 2020 Category: Medical Ethics Authors: Thaddeus Mason Pope, JD, PhD Tags: Health Care syndicated Source Type: blogs

The Height of the Storm: When A Play Is as Jazz Does by J. Russell Teagarden
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Source: blog.bioethics.net - April 10, 2020 Category: Medical Ethics Authors: GalN Tags: Health Care A Different Take syndicated Source Type: blogs

When It Comes to Rationing, Disability Rights Law Prohibits More than Prejudice
This week, the Department of Health and Human Services Office of Civil Rights resolved one of many civil rights complaints alleging discrimination on the basis of disability–the first instance of federal intervention to enforce civil rights laws in rationing protocols since the beginning of the Covid-19 crisis. But more work is needed to protect patients with disabilities in the allocation of scarce medical resources. The post When It Comes to Rationing, Disability Rights Law Prohibits More than Prejudice appeared first on The Hastings Center. (Source: blog.bioethics.net)
Source: blog.bioethics.net - April 10, 2020 Category: Medical Ethics Authors: Susan Gilbert Tags: Health Care COVID-19 disability disabled patients Discrimination Hastings Bioethics Forum Health and Health Care rationing syndicated Source Type: blogs

The Moral Threat of Authoritarian Responses to COVID-19
by Charles E. Binkley, MD COVID-19 presents a moral crisis of epic proportion. One ethical quagmire after another has emerged. Clinicians are asking how to decide which of two or more equally deserving patients gets the only available ventilator. They are also raising well founded concerns about the lack of available personal protective equipment (PPE) necessary for them to do their jobs safely. The captain of a U.S. Navy aircraft carrier sacrificed his position by publicizing the threat on his ship in an attempt to save the men and women on board.… (Source: blog.bioethics.net)
Source: blog.bioethics.net - April 10, 2020 Category: Medical Ethics Authors: Blog Editor Tags: Featured Posts Politics Public Health #covid19 #diaryofaplagueyear COVID-19 Source Type: blogs

Potential implications of testing an experimental mRNA-based vaccine during an emerging infectious disease pandemic
by Ariadne A. Nichol, B.S. Development of experimental vaccines to combat the COVID-19 pandemic has been rapidly progressing. In the United States, several Phase I clinical trial participants already received an injection of mRNA-1273, the experimental vaccine developed by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and a biotechnology firm called Moderna. The chief medical officer at Moderna, Dr. Tal Zaks, lauded the speed with which his company has provided a potential COVID-19 vaccine: “I think we’ve set a new record here.” However, the usual Food and Drug Administration (FDA) standard for proving safety a...
Source: blog.bioethics.net - April 10, 2020 Category: Medical Ethics Authors: Blog Editor Tags: Clinical Trials & Studies Featured Posts Public Health Research Ethics #covid19 #diaryofaplagueyear COVID-19 Source Type: blogs

Remote Notarization for Advance Directives
There is growing interest in advance care planning during the COVID-19 pandemic. Yet, even though the requisite formalities are flexible, they may not be flexible enough for a time of social distancing. While advance directive statutes permit... (Source: blog.bioethics.net)
Source: blog.bioethics.net - April 10, 2020 Category: Medical Ethics Authors: Thaddeus Mason Pope, JD, PhD Tags: Health Care syndicated Source Type: blogs

The Real Question on the Hydroxychloroquine Mystery: Why are Doctors Prescribing It?
by Craig Klugman, Ph.D. On March 31, the U.S. Department of Justice put in an order for $60,000 worth of hydroxychloroquine, a drug that Trump has been pushing as a treatment for COVID-19 (to clarify, it is unproven and has never worked on any other coronavirus). On March 26, the U.S. Department of Veteran’s Affairs purchased $40,000 of the same drug.  Sandoz and Bayer donated 30 million doses to the National Stockpile to be given to COVID-19 patients who were not enrolled in clinical trials of the drug.… (Source: blog.bioethics.net)
Source: blog.bioethics.net - April 10, 2020 Category: Medical Ethics Authors: Craig Klugman Tags: Clinical Trials & Studies Featured Posts Pharmaceuticals professional ethics Public Health #covid19 #diaryofaplagueyear COVID-19 Source Type: blogs

Called to Serve: A Medical Student Response to Canceled Classes and Rotations in the Pandemic
By Elizabeth Southworth “So what’s the plan for the students” asked my attending during morning rounds on Monday March 16th. We were discussing the many changes that had already occurred over the past several days; the rooms in the Surgical ICU that had been sequestered for possible corona virus patients, the restrictions on visitors to […] (Source: blog.bioethics.net)
Source: blog.bioethics.net - April 9, 2020 Category: Medical Ethics Authors: reflectivemeded Tags: Health Care syndicated Uncategorized Source Type: blogs

Why I Support Age-Related Rationing of Ventilators for Covid-19 Patients
As a 71-year-old bioethicist, I consider rationing mechanical ventilation based on age to be one morally relevant criterion during the Covid-19 pandemic. The post Why I Support Age-Related Rationing of Ventilators for Covid-19 Patients appeared first on The Hastings Center. (Source: blog.bioethics.net)
Source: blog.bioethics.net - April 9, 2020 Category: Medical Ethics Authors: Susan Gilbert Tags: Health Care COVID-19 Hastings Bioethics Forum Health and Health Care medical rationing syndicated Source Type: blogs

COVID-19: act first, think later
by Henri-Corto Stoeklé Ph.D.,  Christian Hervé MD, Ph.D. In France, the Ministry of Health has requested the intervention of the national ethics committee (CCNE) in the face of the COVID-19 epidemic. But now really isn’t the time for ethical reflections. The CCNE is composed of doctors, philosophers and scientists who deal with the ethical issues posed by various medical and scientific advances. Ethics is only really useful if you have the time, and right now, time is exactly what we do not have.… (Source: blog.bioethics.net)
Source: blog.bioethics.net - April 9, 2020 Category: Medical Ethics Authors: Blog Editor Tags: Featured Posts Public Health #covid19 #diaryofaplagueyear COVID-19 France Source Type: blogs

We Already Know How to Triage in MASCAL: Look at the Military
by (Major) Jeff Matsler, S.T.M, Th.M., M.Div. The moments just before combat begins are as unsettling as combat itself.  No matter how hard you’ve trained and prepared for this moment, there’s a fear you’re not ready.  You ask yourself, “Can I do this?” “Have I got what it takes to get through the next few moments?”  “What if I don’t come back,” or worse yet, “What if I let my teammates and those we’re fighting for down?”  The cost of making a mistake in combat is death. … (Source: blog.bioethics.net)
Source: blog.bioethics.net - April 9, 2020 Category: Medical Ethics Authors: Blog Editor Tags: Decision making Ethics Featured Posts Public Health #covid19 #diaryofaplagueyear COVID-19 military bioethics Source Type: blogs

Family Contests Hospital Decision Making COVID-19 Patient DNR
Older patients with COVID-19 (or their family) often consent to DNR. Massive advance care planning outreach facilitates such decisions. But even without consent (and even over objections), many hospital protocols permit clinicians to write DNR orders for these patients. That is what happened to Dimitrios Katsaros. His family would not consent to a DNR order. Hospital clinicians wrote one anyway. The patient died shortly thereafter. The family is angry. “It’s not worth 10 minutes of CPR to give him a chance?” “To be told you’re basically not worth the effort. Vets do more to save dogs than Nort...
Source: blog.bioethics.net - April 9, 2020 Category: Medical Ethics Authors: Thaddeus Mason Pope, JD, PhD Tags: Health Care syndicated Source Type: blogs

Hospital Mergers and Conscience-Based Objections — Growing Threats to Access and Quality of Care
I am delighted that the New England Journal of Medicine has published my Perspective article with Ian D. Wolfe in tomorrow's issue. In "Hospital Mergers and Conscience-Based Objections — Growing Threats to Access and Quality of Care" we demonstrate that growing consolidation combined with growing protection of institutional conscience-based objections adversely affects both patient safety and access to crucial types of health care.  (Source: blog.bioethics.net)
Source: blog.bioethics.net - April 8, 2020 Category: Medical Ethics Authors: Thaddeus Mason Pope, JD, PhD Tags: Health Care syndicated Source Type: blogs

Charging Copays and Deductibles During a Pandemic Is Foolish —and Deadly (Newsweek)
In areas of the country hardest hit by COVID-19, clinicians are already being forced to make tragic rationing decisions: about who to admit to the hospital, who to transfer to the ICU and who to place on scarce ventilators. These decisions feel out of character with our national identity. We normally think of ourselves as […] The post Charging Copays and Deductibles During a Pandemic Is Foolish—and Deadly (Newsweek) appeared first on Peter Ubel. (Source: blog.bioethics.net)
Source: blog.bioethics.net - April 8, 2020 Category: Medical Ethics Authors: peter Tags: Health Care Peter Ubel syndicated Uncategorized Source Type: blogs

Ethical and sensible dissemination of information during the COVID-19 pandemic
by Farid Rahimi, Ph.D. ELS and Amin Talebi Bezmin Abadi, Ph.D. The first reports of “pneumonia of unknown cause” emerged from the Wuhan City, China, three months ago. A viral causative agent, SARS-CoV-2 (2019-nCoV or H-CoV-19), was identified and attributed to the pneumonia, which was later dubbed COVID-19. The ensuing endemic outbreak of COVID-19 was proclaimed as a global pandemic by the World Health Organization subsequently. During this relatively short period of four months, thousands of scientific papers and even more news articles have been published on open sources and the general media, disseminating t...
Source: blog.bioethics.net - April 8, 2020 Category: Medical Ethics Authors: Blog Editor Tags: Clinical Trials & Studies Featured Posts Research Ethics #covid19 #diaryofaplagueyear COVID-19 peer-review Source Type: blogs

Video Series: Triage in an Italian ICU During the Coronavirus Pandemic
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Source: blog.bioethics.net - April 8, 2020 Category: Medical Ethics Authors: Katrien Devolder Tags: Health Care Coronavirus; Pandemic; Ethics; Public Health Katrien Devolder Interview medical ethics Pandemic Ethics syndicated Video Series Youtube interview Source Type: blogs

The Perfect Protocol? Ethics Guidelines in a Pandemic
Written by Joshua Parker and Ben Davies One question occupying politicians and healthcare workers in the middle of this global pandemic is whether there will be enough ventilators when COVID-19 reaches its peak. As cases in the UK continue to increase, so too will demand for ventilators; Italy has reported overwhelming demand for the equipment […] (Source: blog.bioethics.net)
Source: blog.bioethics.net - April 8, 2020 Category: Medical Ethics Authors: Ben Davies Tags: Decision making Ethics Health Care Public Health coronavirus COVID-19 Current Affairs medical ethics pandemic regulation syndicated Source Type: blogs

Cross Post: Boris Johnson Will Be Receiving The Same Special Treatment Other Patients Do In NHS Intensive Care
This article originally appeared in The Conversation In a world where the adjective “unprecedented” has become commonplace, the news of British Prime Minister Boris Johnson being admitted to the intensive care unit of St Thomas’ Hospital with COVID-19 seemed to take it to a new level. There is […] (Source: blog.bioethics.net)
Source: blog.bioethics.net - April 8, 2020 Category: Medical Ethics Authors: Practical Ethics Tags: Decision making Ethics Health Care Boris Johnson Coronavirus; Pandemic; Ethics; Public Health COVID-19 Cross Post Dominic Wilkinson's Posts ICU NHS syndicated Source Type: blogs