Communicating Ethical Challenges in Crises:
Bioethics With Bigger Impact
November 15, 2022
The chaos that enveloped the Covid-19 response and the loss of trust in experts has laid bare the need for a shift in communicating the moral questions that confront our society. Helping the public think through daunting public health issues and understand the reasons for life and death policies is critical – we must communicate not just the what, but the why.
In a virtual event, a companion to a special issue in Perspectives in Biology and Medicine, Tia Powell of Montefiore Health Systems and Travis Rieder of Johns Hopkins University, with moderator Keisha Ray of UT Health Houston, examined how to ensure insights, frameworks, and guidance to policies, systems, and public health are central to work of bioethics.