COVID-19 Ethics Resource Center

As communities and nations work together to confront the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, difficult decisions lie ahead that raise potential challenges, such as rationing limited health care resources, imposing restrictions to individual movement and liberties, and upholding professional duty to treat in the face of personal danger. The following resources aim to promote ethical reflection and decision making during this pandemic.

 

Feb 2021 - How Should Health Professional Education Respond to Widespread Racial and Ethnic Health Inequity and Police Brutality?

 

Dec 2020 - A Hidden Pandemic

 

Nov 2020 - Caring to Vote

 

Oct 2020 - Ethics Talk Videocast: Politics, Policy, and COVID Cartoons

Oct 2020 - Ethics Talk Videocast: COVID Dermatologic Disparities Go More Than Skin Deep

Oct 2020 - Ethics Talk Videocast: Blowing the Whistle on ICE or US Immigration and Customs Enforcement

Oct 2020 - Health of the First Americans

Oct 2020 - Paintings From Spain's COVID-19 Pandemic

Oct 2020 - I Am Not Your Ballot

 

Sep 2020 - Ethics Talk Videocast: Who Are You Voting For, Doc? I'm Voting For You.

Sep 2020 - Ethics Talk Videocast: Publishing Science and Accelerating Discovery During and After COVID-19

Sep 2020 - Ethics Talk Videocast: COVID-19 Vaccine Mandates and Solutions to Avoid Relying on Them

Sep 2020 - Health of We the People

Sep 2020 - What the Activism and Art of Felix Gonzalez-Torres and Gregg Bordowitz Teach Us About Health and Human Rights

 

Aug 2020 - Ethics Talk Videocast: Equitable Allocation of SARS-CoV-2 Vaccine

Aug 2020 - Ethics Talk Videocast: Revitalizing Democracy During COVID-19 Pandemic and Beyond, Part 1

Aug 2020 - Ethics Talk Videocast: Revitalizing Democracy During COVID-19 Pandemic and Beyond, Part 2

Aug 2020 - Ethics Talk Videocast: Embodied History, Health Justice, and COVID-19, Part 1

Aug 2020 - Ethics Talk Videocast: Embodied History, Health Justice, and COVID-19, Part 2

Aug 2020 - Breath Is Life

 

Jul 2020 - Ethics Talk Videocast: Pandemic Poetry, Present and Profane

Jul 2020 - Ethics Talk Videocast: Digital Spread of Pandemic Misinformation and Lies, Part 1

Jul 2020 - Ethics Talk Videocast: Digital Spread of Pandemic Misinformation and Lies, Part 2

Jul 2020 - Ethics Talk Videocast: COVID-19 in US Detention Camps

Jul 2020 - Ethics Talk Videocast: Virtue Ethics, Moral Authority, and COVID-19

Jul 2020 - Ethics Talk Videocast: COVID-19 Pandemic and the Global Climate Crisis

Jul 2020 - Ethics Talk Podcast: Museum Learning to Mitigate Loneliness Among Elders

 

Jun 2020 - Ethics Talk Videocast; Social Isolation, Loneliness, and COVID-19

Jun 2020 - Ethics Talk Videocast: White Coats for Black Lives

Jun 2020 - Ethics Talk Videocast: Plight of Workers in Low Wage Jobs and COVID-19

Jun 2020 - Ethics Talk Videocast: Public Health, Personal Liberties, and COVID-19

Jun 2020 - Ethics Talk Videocast: Polling, Politics, and Health Policy in the COVID-19 Era

Jun 2020 - Ethics Talk Videocast: Spread of Anti-Asian Racism and Xenophobia During COVID-19 Pandemic

Jun 2020 - Ethics Talk Videocast: Antiracism, Health Equity, and a Post-COVID Future

Jun 2020 - Ethics Talk Podcast: Othering and Belonging in COVID-19

 

May 2020 - Ethics Talk Videocast: Vaccine Ethics and the Novel Coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2)

May 2020 - Ethics Talk Videocast: Immunity Status, Social Privilege, and the Novel Coronavirus

May 2020 - Ethics Talk Videocast: Caring for Homeless People During COVID-19 Pandemic

May 2020 - Ethics Talk Videocast: Advance Care Planning and End-of-life Care in the COVID-19 Era

May 2020 - Salvation in a Time of Plague

 

Apr 2020 - Ethics Talk Videocast: Caring for Incarcerated Individuals During COVID-19 Pandemic

Apr 2020 - Ethics Talk Podcast: Disability Community Perspectives on COVID-19

Apr 2020 - Ethics Talk Podcast: Health Equity After COVID-19

Apr 2020 - Cohesion in Distancing

 

Mar 2020 - Ethics Talk Podcast: COVID-19 Pandemic Response

Mar 2020 - Oscaring Parasite

 

Jan 2020 - Culture, Context and Epidemic Containment 

Jan 2020 - How Should Clinicians Respond to International Public Health Emergencies?

Jan 2020 - How Should the WHO Guide Access and Benefit Sharing During Infectious Disease Outbreaks?

Jan 2020 - What Should Health Science Journalists Do in Epidemic Responses?

Jan 2020 - Making Emergency Use of Experimental Vaccine Safer

Jan 2020 - When Are Vaccine Mandates Appropriate?

 

Jun 2019 - Ethics Talk Podcast: What Are Clinicians' Obligations to Patients Who Express Bias or Discrimination?

 

May 2019 - Ethics Talk Podcast: When and How Should ECMO Be Initiated and Removed?

 

Sep 2017 - Compassionate Release Policy Reform: Physician as Advocates for Human Dignity

Sep 2017 - Hydrochlorothiazide

 

Mar 2015 - Ethics Talk Podcast: Exempting Vaccinations - An Interview with Dr. Richard Pan, Special Podcast

 

Dec 2014 - Telemedicine's Challenges for the Medical Profession

 

Sep 2010 - Natural Disasters, Quarantine, and Public Health Emergencies

Sep 2010 - Conducting Clinical Research during Disasters

Sep 2010 - The Patient-Physician Relationship in Quarantine 

 

Apr 2006 - Ethical Questions Posed by Emerging Epidemics

Apr 2006 - Is Mandatory Vaccination Legal in Time of Epidemic?

Apr 2006 - Allocating Scarce Resources in a Pandemic: Ethical and Public Policy Dimensions

Apr 2006 - Changing the Rules in Times of Crisis: Do Desperate Times Allow Desperate Measures?

Apr 2006 - "I'm Sorry but You Can't Leave": Patients, Physicians, and Quarantine, Commentary 1

Apr 2006 - "I'm Sorry but You Can't Leave": Patients, Physicians, and Quarantine, Commentary 2

 

May 2004 - Ethical Issues in Emergency Preparedness and Response for Health Professionals

May 2004 - Disaster Triage

May 2004 - Good Samaritans and Public Perils: Our Duties to Doctors