Posts by Govind Persad
Bioethics Forum Essay
Diversity and Solidarity in Response to Covid-19
Covid-19 imposes burdens in different—but very serious—ways on different individuals and groups. We see it in policies that address what to do in the face of shortages of scarce resources. We begin by challenging a common claim—that people with disabilities as a group will be harmed by triage policies that consider patients’ prospect of medical benefit.
Ethics and Research in Resource-Poor Countries
Selected resources from The Hastings Center. Bioethics Briefings: Research in Resource-Poor Countries As health problems and disease threats cross borders on a global scale, wealthy countries are increasingly funding and...
Hastings Center News
Crisis Standards of Care: New in the Hastings Center Report
As Covid spreads and leaves intensive care units at or near capacity in several states, some regions have approved crisis standards of care, which involve health care rationing. The latest...
New in the Hastings Center Report: Crisis Standards of Care, September-October 2021 issue
Press release HCR September-October 2021 LH New in the Hastings Center Report: Crisis Standards of Care, September-October 2021 issue As Covid spreads and leaves intensive care units at or near capacity...
PRESS RELEASE 10-3-2017: New in the Hastings Center Report
The Case for Resource Sensitivity: Why It Is Ethical to Provide Cheaper, Less Effective Treatments in Global Health Govind C. Persad and Ezekiel J. Emanuel When Dr. Hortense screens her...