April 3, 2020

Playing God: Pandemic Brings Moral Dilemmas to US Hospitals

(Christianity Today) – There are three main ethical concerns that medical professionals are now facing, according to the Center for Bioethics and Human Dignity: protecting the vulnerable by not overwhelming health care systems, allocating insufficient medical supplies, and keeping medical … Read More

April 2, 2020

‘There’s Nothing about It That Will Feel Right’: Hospitals Are Gearing Up to Choose Which Patients to Save If They Run Low on Crucial Equipment

(Business Insider) – Hospitals are preparing to make difficult decisions about which patients to save and how to ration care should they be overwhelmed by the novel coronavirus.  Experts caution that hospitals in the US are at risk of running … Read More

April 1, 2020

A New Edition of Nursing Ethics Is Now Available

Nursing Ethics (vol. 27, no. 1, 2020) is available online by subscription only. Articles include: “Normative Nursing Ethics: A Literature Review and Tentative Recommendations” by Eric Vogelstein and Alison Colbert “The New Futility? The Rhetoric and Role of “Suffering” In … Read More

March 31, 2020

With Surgeries Delayed, Patients Wait with Anxiety–Some in Pain–as Hospitals Make Way for Coroanvirus Cases

(Medical Xpress) – “I actually burst into tears and started crying,” Rayburn said. “I really wanted that cancer out … I felt like I was being sacrificed … for the good of the people.” Rayburn is one of many Americans … Read More