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Medical Ethics During The COVID-19 Pandemic

Mar 27, 2020

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How do doctors and hospitals make gut-wrenching decisions about who gets potentially lifesaving treatment and who doesn’t?

As thousands of ill patients across the country are hospitalized, we discuss the ethical dilemmas of this crisis. Johns Hopkins bioethicist Ruth Faden walks us through the tough calculations physicians must make. Read about the state-wide conversations about ventilator rationing after the 2009 H1N1 pandemic.