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Bioethics Toolkit Resources for COVID-19
Blog Editor and the American Journal of Bioethics have assembled a bioethics toolkit for people dealing with COVID-19. We have a collection of important blogs from around the internet that you can find here. We also highly recommending our growing catalog of our original blog posts by leading scholars writing on bioethics in pandemics. Other compendium resources

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In Response to COVID-19 Pandemic Physicians Already Know What to Do
Laurence McCullough

by Laurence B. McCullough, Ph.D. The COVID-19 pandemic has prompted multiple responses from bioethicists and bioethics organizations.  One prominent response has come from The Hastings Center, “Ethical Framework for Health Care Institutions and Guidelines for Institutional Ethics Services Responding to the Novel Coronavirus Pandemic”:

An ethically sound framework for health care during public health emergencies must balance the patient-centered duty of care—the focus of clinical ethics under normal conditions—with public-focused duties to promote equality of persons and equity in distribution of risks and benefits in society—the focus of public health ethics.

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  • BioethicsTV (October 27-November 1, 2019): #NewAmsterdam; #ChicagoMed

    by Craig Klugman, Ph.D. New Amsterdam (Season 2: Episode 6): Lying; Inherent bias; Chicago Med (Season 5; Episode 6): Excusing battery; Jehovah’s Witness and blood transfusion; Be yourself or maintain health New Amsterdam (Season 2: Episode 6): Lying;...
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    Principles of Biomedical Ethics: Marking Its Fortieth Anniversary

    You can read this editorial and other articles in this month's issue of The American Journal of Bioethics. by Tom Beauchamp, Ph.D. & James Childress, Ph.D. We are pleased to join the editors of AJOB in marking the 40th anniversary...
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    BioethicsTV (October 21-26, 2019): #NewAmsterdam #ChicagoMed

    New Amsterdam (Season 2; Episode 5): Inconstant insurance policies; Negotiating with patients; Chicago Med (Season 5; Episode 5): Battery; Broken Promises by Craig Klugman, Ph.D. New Amsterdam (Season 2; Episode 5): Inconstant insurance policies; Negotiating with patients Two sisters, Jasmine...
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    Bioethics TV (October 7-10, 2019)

    by Craig Klugman, Ph.D. The Good Doctor (Season 3; Episode 3): Informing a resistant parent; The Resident (Season 3; Episode 3): The Creepy Dr. Cain; New Amsterdam (Season 2; Episode 3): We don’t pay for the right...
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    Scarcity in the Covid-19 Pandemic
    There is still a possibility that the coronavirus pandemic will be manageably bad rather than unmanageably catastrophic in this country. Immediate, powerful, and sustained federal action could make the difference.
    Where America Didn’t Stay Home Even as the Virus Spread
    Stay-at-home orders have nearly halted travel for most Americans, but people in Florida, the Southeast and other places that waited to enact such orders have continued to travel widely, potentially exposing more people as the coronavirus outbreak accelerates, according...
    ‘We have no choice.’ Pandemic forces polio eradication group to halt campaigns
    The COVID-19 pandemic is imperiling the worldwide, 3-decade drive to wipe out polio. In an unprecedented move, the Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI) has recommended suspending polio vaccination campaigns to help stop the spread of the novel coronavirus.
    Underlying Health Disparities Could Mean Coronavirus Hits Some Communities Harder
    As the coronavirus spreads across the country, millions of Americans already struggling with health and finances — especially those in minority communities — could bear the brunt of it.
    How Much Should the Public Know About Who Has the Coronavirus?
    As the coronavirus spreads across the United States the limited disclosure of data by officials would seem to be a footnote to the suffering and economic disruptions that the disease is causing. But medical experts say that how much the...
    New York’s bioethics experts prepare for a wave of difficult decisions
    As the coronavirus pandemic fills medical beds, saps supplies of lifesaving equipment and protective gear, and exhausts clinicians, ethics experts will be on hand to help hospitals make tough choices. At the heart of the matter is a question:...
    India’s Coronavirus Lockdown Leaves Vast Numbers Stranded and Hungry
    Millions of migrant laborers in Indian cities live and eat where they work, and the sudden shutdown of businesses has upended their lives. Anger is rising.
    How Johnson & Johnson companies used a ‘super poppy’ to make narcotics for America’s most abused opioid pills
    As the United States was succumbing to an epidemic of addiction, the Johnson & Johnson family of companies became the leading maker of narcotics for popular opioid pills, a dominance achieved through decades of innovation, navigation of U.S. drug...
    How well are we social distancing? Smartphone location data can rank the states
    Health officials have begged Americans to practice social distancing and many states and cities have issued stay-at-home or shelter-in-place orders to slow the spread of coronavirus. But not everyone is listening. Now, a tech company is using smartphone data to see where people are taking these instructions...
    Clinical Data Sharing for AI: Proposed Framework Could Rouse Debate
    A group of doctors from Stanford University has proposed a framework for sharing clinical data for artificial intelligence (AI) that could set off a firestorm of debate about who truly owns medical data, ethical obligations to share it, and how to properly police...
    ‘I Will Not Apologize for My Needs’
    Even in a crisis, doctors should not abandon the principle of nondiscrimination.


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