Medical Ethics and Coronavirus by MSIH Director, Prof. Alan Jotkowitz


In a triage situation, sometimes medical practitioners need to save the people who are most likely to survive – a principle carried over from the battlefield. But in the days of a pandemic, among those in the ICU are people with disabilities whose chance of survival are less. Does that mean we let those with disabilities perish first? Are there representatives of the disabled on the Medical Ethics Committees that make such decisions?

The above is an example of the many subjects discussed by Prof. Alan Jotkowitz in his recent podcast on the BGU Podcast network. Well worth a listen.

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