A Pandemic Ethical Conundrum: Must Health Care Workers Risk Their Lives to Treat Covid-19 Patients?

July 27, 2020

(STAT News) – The sweep of Covid-19 across the globe has raised a fundamental question about medical ethics: Do physicians, nurses, EMTs, and other health care workers have moral and legal obligations to risk their health and lives to treat patients during a pandemic? It’s an important question, given the toll that Covid-19 is taking on medical professionals.