Ethical considerations during the COVID-19 pandemic

Link to article at PubMed

Sese D, et al. Cleve Clin J Med 2020.

ABSTRACT

The care of patients during the COVID-19 pandemic has added many layers of complexity to ethical issues. Our response emphasizes the importance of having an ethically sound framework to inform our decisions, requiring caregivers to consider what is ethically optimal and feasible for the patient. It is increasingly important to understand the ethical principles and to appropriately apply them to both patient management decisions and guide scarce resource allocation. If we are to be prepared to face the many challenges of this pandemic, we must prioritize the ethical demands to our treatment and management concerns.

PMID:32493737 | DOI:10.3949/ccjm.87a.ccc038

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