Ethics Articles & Resources
December 21, 2021: "The field of bioethics has a moral responsibility to respond to the continued racial and health inequities confronting Black, Indigenous, and other people of color. Along with several colleagues, we formed an antiracism task force to interrogate that moral responsibility, assess what bioethics has done so far, explore what bioethics can and should do, and bear witness to the longstanding health and health care injustices, including those exacerbated by the Covid-19 pandemic...Here, we briefly describe key takeaways from this session, and we encourage readers to listen to the recorded session for more details."Read Article
July 23, 2021: A Hastings Conversations Webinar: The Food and Drug Administration’s accelerated approval of a new Alzheimer’s drug has created a firestorm of praise and outrage. Dissenters include the FDA’s own advisory committee members, who in November 2020 unanimously recommended against approving the drug, Aduhelm, because it showed no convincing evidence of efficacy, leading three committee members to resign in protest after the approval. Numerous scientists, clinicians, bioethicists, and policymakers have serious concerns about the drug’s efficacy, its side effects, and possible negative social, scientific and financial consequences of its approval. The Alzheimer’s Association hailed it as “a new era in Alzheimer’s treatment and research.”Read Article
July 21, 2021: The government and many residents of the state of Texas like to brag about their love of personal freedom and individual choice. That is why it is so strange and morally repugnant that the state has turned for guidance on how to manage reproductive decisions to the Chinese Communist Party of the Mao Zedong era. (A Bioethics Forum Essay by Arthur Caplan, PhD)Read Article
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“You Can See Your Loved One Now.” Can Visitor Restrictions During Covid Unduly Influence End-of-Life Decisions?
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Fair Coronavirus Triage Guidelines – Not Business as Usual – Will Save More Patients with Disabilities
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NY State Task Force on Life and the Law Ventilator Allocation Guidelines: How Our Views on Disability Evolved
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Selected Rural Health Care Ethics Bibliography
General Health Care Ethics
- American College of Physicians. Ethics manual: 4th ed. Annals of Internal Medicine 1998;128 (7): 576-594.
- Lo, B. 2008. Resolving Ethical Dilemmas: A Guide for Clinicians. Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.
- Singer PA, Viens AM, eds. The Cambridge Textbook of Bioethics. New York, NY:
Cambridge University Press; 2008.
- Aulisio, M., R. Arnold, and S. Youngner. Health care ethics consultation: nature, goals, and competencies.” Annals of Internal Medicine 2000;133 (1): 59-69.
- Post, L., Blustein, J. and N. Dubler. Handbook for Health Care Ethics Committees. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins Press 2006.
Rural Health Care Ethics
- Bushy A. When you client lives in a rural area. Part I: rural health care delivery issues. Issues Ment Health Nurs 1994;15:253-66.
- Cook AF, Hoas H, Joyner JC. No secrets on main street. Am J Nurs 2001;101:67,69-71.
- Cook AF, Hoas H, Guttmannova K. Bioethics activities in rural hospitals. Camb Q
Healthc Ethics 2000;9(2):230-238.
- Cook A, Hoas H. Are healthcare ethics committees necessary in rural hospitals? HEC
Forum. Jun 1999;11(2):134-139.
- Cook AF, Hoas H. Where the rubber hits the road: implications for organizational and
clinical ethics in rural health care settings. HEC Forum 2000;12(4):331-340.
- Cook AF,Hoas H. Voices from the margins: a context for developing bioethics-related
resources in rural areas. Am J Bioeth 2001;1(4), W12.
- Cook A F, Hoas H. Re-framing the question: what do we really want to know about rural
healthcare ethics? Am J Bioeth 2006;6(2):51-53.
- Cook AF, Hoas H. Ethics and rural healthcare: what really happens? What might help?
Am J Bioeth. Apr 2008;8(4):52-56.
- Klugman CM, Dalinis PM, eds. Ethical Issues in Rural Health Care. Baltimore, MD:
Johns Hopkins University Press; 2008.
- Nelson WA. Addressing rural ethics issues. The characteristics of rural health care settings pose unique ethical challenges. Healthc Exec 2004;19:36-7.
- Nelson WA. Ethics programs in small rural hospitals. Ethics committees are essential all healthcare facilities, not just large ones. Healthc Exec. 2007;22(6):30, 32-33.
- Nelson W, Pomerantz A, Howard K, Bushy A. A proposed rural healthcare ethics agenda. J Med Ethics. 2007;33(3):136-139.
- Nelson WA, Schmidek JM. Rural healthcare ethics. In: Singer PA, Viens AM, (eds). The Cambridge textbook of bioethics. New York, NY: Cambridge University Press; 2008:289-298.
- Nelson WA. Rural health care ethics: an overview. In Klugman C, (ed). Rural Ethics Reader. Baltimore: The Hopkins Press. 2008.
- Nelson WA, (ed). Handbook for Rural Health Care Ethics: A Practical Guide for
Professionals. Hanover, NH: Dartmouth College; 2009 (http://dms.dartmouth.edu/cfm/resources/ethics/).
- Nelson WA, Greene MA, West, A. Rural health care ethics: no longer the forgotten
quarter. Camb Q Healthc Ethics 2010;19(4):510-517.
- Purtilo RB, Sorrell J. The ethical dilemmas of a rural phycisian. Hastings Cent Rep
- Purtilo RB. Rural health care: the forgotten quarter of medical ethics. Second Opin
- Rurtilo RB. The ethical life of rural health care professionals In: Nelson WA, ed.
Handbook for Rural Health Care Ethics: A Practical Guide For Professionals. Lebanon,
NH: University Press of New England; 43-59.
- Roberts LW, Battaglia J, Epstein RS. Frontier ethics: mental health care needs and ethical dilemmas in rural communities. Psychiatr Serv 1999;50:497-503.
- Roberts LW, Battaglia J, Smithpeter M, et al. An office on main street: health care dilemmas in small communities. Hastings Cent Rep 1999;29:28-37.