Tag Archives: COVID-19

Response to Carl Elliott: The Heroes that Bioethics Needs

Paula Chidwick, Jill Oliver, and Angel Petropanagos outline the qualities of adaptive leadership, an unacknowledged alternative to Carl Elliott’s false dichotomy, which depicts clinical ethicists as servants of health care organizations who are unable to make heroic choices as a way of effecting change. Paula Chidwick, Jill Oliver, and Angel Petropanagos outline the qualities of […]

Is There a Duty to Get Vaccinated?

Chris Kaposy examines some of the reasoning that motivates those who refuse vaccination against COVID-19 and finds much that is deficient and disturbing.

Fetal Tissue Research and Abortion: Related and Conflated

Andrew Allen considers the impact of contemporary politics on fetal tissue research policy in the U.S. and warns that ethical decision-making about health is difficult when politics interferes.

Rushed Vaccine Certificates Hurt the Young & Herd Immunity

Michael Crawford argues that implementation of immunity passports and vaccination certificates should be delayed until young adults and youths can be vaccinated: justice demands equitable access, but delay will also help reduce the risk of re-emergence, new variants, and additional long-term economic harms. 

Webinar Physicians’ Cavalier Terms About Triage from COVID Ventilators

Jeff Nisker contends that cavalier terms used during a webinar by ICU physicians about pandemic triage send a negative message to persons with disabilities.