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The COVID-19 pandemic has created resource issues from its beginning; PPE, respirators, human resources,
The COVID-19 pandemic has created resource issues from its beginning; PPE, respirators, human resources, vaccines in the early stages of distribution, and hospital beds, especially now.
Deam, J. (2021, Sep. 15) A boy went to a COVID-swamped ER. He waited for hours. Then his appendix burst. ProPublica. https://www.propublica.org/article/a-boy-went-to-a-covid-swamped-er-he-waited-for-hours-then-his-appendix-burst
After reading through the article above, the background readings, and doing additional research, discuss the ethical issues that must be considered when dealing with shortages. Be sure to address this as a healthcare professional; it is not meant to be a political debate. Be sure to identify specific ethical principles.
Review the background materials and the following essay:
Bae, K. (2019, February 2). When should medical malpractice be criminally culpable? Journal of Health and Biomedical Law blog.
There is a tension between the different stakeholders in cases of medical negligence. Some argue that medical negligence should be handled as a civil legal matter, while others push for it to be handled as criminal.
· Make the argument as to whether medical negligence cases should be handled in civil court or in criminal court.
Your answer should not be simply opinion, but should be supported by evidence from the background readings as well as your own research.
Your comments will be graded on how well they meet the Discussion Requirements posted under “Before You Begin.”
After reading the article below and the background materials, comment on the ethical challenge encountered by this doctor and how ethical principles guided his decision. Mention specific ethical principles and cite your sources.
Scottie, A. (2020, Dec 4) A Jewish doctor who treated a patient with Nazi tattoos says the pandemic has tested his compassion, CNN, retrieved from: