Duties of Healthcare Workers and Duties to Healthcare Workers in a Pandemic
Last Updated 08/04/2020
Op-Eds and Blog Posts
- Christine Grady and Connie Ulrich, “COVID-19: Healthcare Worker Sorrows and Strengths,” Bioethics.net, June 15, 2020.
- Caitríona Cox, “Why Praising Healthcare Workers as ‘Heroic’ is not the Best Way to Support Them,” Journal of Medical Ethics Blog, June 8, 2020.
- Adaeze Aniodoh, “COVID-19 and Health Workers’ Rights in Africa: The Duty to Treat or Not to Treat?” Journal of Medical Ethics Blog, May 5, 2020.
- Anne Janvier and John D. Lantos, “Medically Vulnerable Clinicians and Unnecessary Risk during the COVID-19 Pandemic,” Bioethics.net, April 27, 2020
- Doug McConnell and Dominic Wilkinson, “Key Workers have a Stronger Claim to Compensation and Hazard Pay for Working During the COVID-19 Pandemic than the Armed Forces do when on Deployment,” Journal of Medical Ethics Blog, April 22, 2020.
- Jonathan M. Marron, Louise P. King, and Paul C. McLean, “Ethical Duties of Health Care Providers and the Public in the Time of COVID-19,” Petrie-Flom Blog, April 16, 2020.
- Michael Dunn et al., “‘Your Country Needs You:’ The Ethics of Allocating Staff to High-Risk Clinical Roles in the Management of Patients with COVID-19,” Journal of Medical Ethics Blog, April 11, 2020.
- Craig Klugman, “Just Say No: Without PPE, No One Should be Doing Potentially Risky Procedures on Patients with COVID,” Bioethics.net, April 7, 2020.
- Sandeep Jauhar, “In a Pandemic, Do Doctors Still Have a Duty to Treat?” The New York Times, April 2, 2020.
- Vanessa Gruben and Alicia Czarnowski, “What are the Rights and Responsibilities of Healthcare Providers in a Pandemic?” Policy Options, April 1, 2020.
- Udo Schuklenk, “Health Care Professionals are Under No Ethical Obligation to Treat COVID-19 Patients,” Journal of Medical Ethics Blog, April 1, 2020.
- Georgina Morley, “COVID-19 and the Moral Community: A Nursing Ethics Perspective,” Journal of Medical Ethics Blog, March 25, 2020.
- Mark P. Aulisio and Thomas May, “Why Healthcare Workers Ought to Be Prioritized in ASMR During the SARS-CoV-2 Pandemic,” The American Journal of Bioethics, July 27, 2020.
- William Sveen and Armand H. Matheny Antommaria, “Why Healthcare Workers Should Not Be Prioritized in Ventilator Triage,” The American Journal of Bioethics, July 27, 2020.
- Kyle Ferguson and Arthur Caplan, “It’s Not Easy Bein’ Fair,” The American Journal of Bioethics, July 27, 2020.
- Azgad Gold, “Are Healthcare Workers Obligated to Risk Themselves During the COVID-19 Pandemic According to Jewish Law? A Response to Solnica,” Journal of Medical Ethics, July 13, 2020.
- Joseph J. Fins, “Pandemics, Protocols, and the Plague of Athens: Insights from Thucydides,” Hastings Center Report, Jague of Athens: Insights from Thucydides,une 29, 2020.
- Udo Schuklenk, “What Healthcare Professionals Owe Us: Why Their Duty to Treat during a Pandemic is Contingent on Personal Protective Equipment (PPE),” Journal of Medical Ethics, June 20, 2020.
- Caitríona L. Cox, “‘Healthcare Heroes’: Problems with Media Focus on Heroism from Healthcare Workers During the COVID-19 Pandemic,” Journal of Medical Ethics, June 16, 2020.
- Doug McConnell and Dominic Wilkinson, “Compensation and Hazard Pay for Key Workers During an Epidemic: An Argument from Analogy,” Journal of Medical Ethics, May 28, 2020.
- Thomas D. Harter et al., “COVID-19 and Financial Vulnerability: What Health Care Organizations and Society Owe Each Other,” The American Journal of Bioethics, May 20, 2020.
- Georgina Morley et al., “COVID-19: Ethical Challenges for Nurses,” The Hastings Center Report, May 14, 2020.
- Maxwell Smith and Ross Upshur, “Pandemic Disease, Public Health, and Ethics,” in The Oxford Handbook of Public Health Ethics, edited by Anna C. Mastroianni, Jeffrey P. Kahn, and Nancy E. Kass (New York: Oxford University Press, 2019).
- S. Damery et al., “Healthcare Workers’ Perceptions of the Duty to Work During an Influenza Pandemic,” Journal of Medical Ethics 36 (2010): 12-18.
- Heather Draper et al., “Non-Professional Healthcare Workers and Ethical Obligations to Work during Pandemic Influenza,” Public Health Ethics 3 (2010): 23-34.
- Jonathan Ives et al., “Healthcare Workers’ Attitudes to Working During Pandemic Influenza: A Qualitative Study,” BMC Public Health 9 (2009).
- Howard Brody and Eric N. Avery, “Medicine’s Duty to Treat Pandemic Illness: Solidarity and Vulnerability,” The Hastings Center Report 39 (2009): 40-48.
- Carl H. Coleman, “Beyond the Call of Duty: Compelling Health Care Professionals to Work During an Influenza Pandemic,” Iowa Law Review 94 (2008).
- Carl H. Coleman and Andreas Reis, “Potential Penalties for Health Care Professionals Who Refuse to Work During a Pandemic,” JAMA 1471 (2008).
- Heidi Malm et al., “Ethics, Pandemics, and the Duty to Treat,” American Journal of Bioethics 8 (2008): 4-19.
- Tom Tomlinson, “Caring for Risky Patients: Duty or Virtue?” Journal of Medical Ethics 34 (2008): 458-462.
- Samuel J. Huber and Matthew K. Wynia, “When Pestilence Prevails…Physician Responsibilities in Epidemics,” American Journal of Bioethics 4(2004): 5-11.