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The Art of Palliation in COVID19 - The Ocean that Awaits US

Areeba Jawed, is an IU trained nephrologist and palliative care physician currently working as an Assistant Professor of Medicine at Wayne State University, Detroit, MI. She has also completed a fellowship in clinical ethics through the Fairbanks Center for Medical Ethics at IU Health. At the height of the pandemic, when the ICU’s were full of terribly sick and dying people, she found herself questioning, as were so many other around the world, how to communicate with family members of critically ill patients who would not be allowed to visit loved ones. We are honored to publish this lovely reflection Dr. Jawed wrote about practicing palliative medicine during a pandemic.

IU School of Medicine  |  Sep 10, 2020

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Historical Lessons on the Use and Abuse of Science and Scientists: A Letter from Patrick J. Loehrer, Sr. M.D. to Colleagues

Patrick J. Loehrer, Sr., M.D., the Director of the Indiana University Melvin and Bren Simon Comprehensive Cancer Center, wrote a letter to all members of

Peter Schwartz, MD, PhD  |  Jul 24, 2020

Uncle Sam: I Want You To Wear A Mask

Your Behavior, Your Health, Our Pandemic

Controlling the pandemic depends on people wearing masks, washing hands, and physically distancing.  This fact highlights the time-honored truth that individual behavior, illness, and public

Peter Schwartz, MD, PhD  |  Jul 17, 2020

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Using Virtue Ethics to Guide Actions During a Pandemic

Recognizing and remedying politicization of public health interventions on social media and beyond.

Heather Anderson  |  Jun 29, 2020

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Outlaw Tennis: Ethically Violating a COVID Closure

An argument for climbing the fence.

Peter Schwartz, MD, PhD  |  May 26, 2020

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Ethics of CDC’s Cloth Face Covering Recommendations

What are the ethical and practical concerns of the CDC's recommendations to wear a cloth face covering in public settings?

Heather Anderson  |  Apr 16, 2020

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Isolated and Closer than Ever: A Lesson from Quarantine

Had you asked me five months ago to guess what will soon bring the world together, I may have naively told you that perhaps The

Katie Randall  |  Apr 08, 2020

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Part 1: The Ethics of Allocation

The potential allocation of healthcare resources due to the spread of COVID-19 in the United States brings up significant ethical questions.

Tah Yogo  |  Apr 01, 2020


The Ethics of Coronavirus

How the world is reacting to the global coronavirus emergency raises serious ethical questions about the responsibilities of the public and governments. Heather Anderson, graduate

Heather Anderson  |  Mar 06, 2020

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Facing Hard Truths about the Holocaust, Medical Science, and Bioethics

From Peter H. Schwartz, MD, PhD, Director of the IU Center for Bioethics:   This weekend and early next week, Dr. Sabine Hildebrandt will lead

Katie Randall  |  Jan 23, 2020