While patients can and do recover from coronavirus infections, there are currently no approved treatments that are known to work against COVID-19.
BIOETHICS FORUM ESSAY
Since the initial outbreak in Wuhan last December, the national and global responses to COVID-19 have been in ethics freefall.
The Hastings Center has developed a resource for health care institutions and institutional ethics services to support leadership and practice during the novel coronavirus public health emergency and in the care of patients with COVID-19.The Hastings Center convened an expert advisory group to meet the need for a practical resource to support institutional preparedness and supplement public health and clinical practice guidance on COVID-19.
HASTINGS CENTER NEWS
Managing Uncertainty, Safeguarding Communities, Guiding Practice Download as PDF Nancy Berlinger, PhD; Matthew Wynia, MD, MPH; Tia Powell, MD; D. Micah Hester, PhD; Aimee Milliken, RN, PhD, HEC-C; Rachel Fabi, PhD; Felicia Cohn, PhD, HEC-C; Laura K. Guidry-Grimes, PhD; Jamie Carlin Watson, PhD; Lori Bruce, MA, MBE; Elizabeth J. Chuang, MD, MPH; Grace Oei, MD,… Read more
I get off the phone with a dear friend and colleague in Italy, and the news is devastating. Health care workers dying, impossible choices of triaging limited resources, the real human toll is palpable in her voice. She says, this is not political, this is a public health “nightmare.” I then get on social media… Read more
As communities across the world work to navigate the pandemic, The Hastings Center assembled ethics resources for responding to novel Coronavirus (COVID-19). We are updating this hub throughout the crisis. Hastings developed a resource for health care institutions and ethics services to support leadership and practice during the coronavirus public health emergency: Ethical Framework for… Read more
Hastings research scholar comments on the ethics of researchers’ plans to break protocol and test a coronavirus vaccine in people before establishing its safety and effectiveness in animals.
IN THE MEDIA
Influenza and coronavirus cause similar symptoms probably through similar modes of transmission. What is unique about coronavirus is that misinformation, missteps, conspiracies, and cover-ups have left their mark on public trust.
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