JCE Special Publication—Clinical Ethics in Catastrophic Situations: Mapping a Standard of Care—Imagining the Unthinkable

 

In view of recent public health challenges, The Journal of Clinical Ethics has collected articles that were originally published as “Clinical Ethics in Catastrophic Situations:

Mapping a Standard of Care—Imagining the Unthinkable,” written after Hurricane Katrina, Guest Edited by Jeffrey T. Berger, MD, FACP, FAAHPM. The challenges remain salient.

 

Bedside Ethics and Health System Catastrophe: Imagine If You Will . . .
    Jeffrey T. Berger, Guest Editor
A Possible Application of Care-Based Ethics to People with Disabilities during a Pandemic
    Edmund G. Howe
Family Participation in the Care of Patients in Public Health Disasters
    Tia Powell
Sufficiency of Care in Disasters: Ventilation, Ventilator Triage, and the Misconception of Guideline-Driven Treatment
    Griffin Trotter
Pandemic Preparedness Planning: Will Provisions for Involuntary Termination of Life Support Invite Active Euthanasia?
    Jeffrey T. Berger
Should Palliative Care Be a Necessity or a Luxury during an Overwhelming Health Catastrophe?
    Philip M. Rosoff
Taking Seriously the “What Then?” Question: An Ethical Framework for the Responsible Management of Medical Disasters
    Laurence B. McCullough
Legal Briefings: Crisis Standards of Care and Legal Protection during Disasters and Emergencies
    Thaddeus Mason Pope and Mitchell F. Palazzo
Imagining the Unthinkable, Illuminating the Present
    Jeffrey T. Berger, Guest Editor
How Can Careproviders Most Help Patients during a Disaster?
    Edmund G. Howe
An Ethical Framework for the Responsible Management of Pregnant Patients in a Medical Disaster
    Frank A. Chervenak and Laurence B. McCullough
Non-Pharmaceutical Interventions to Limit Transmission of a Pandemic Virus: The Need for Complementary Programs to Address Children’s Diverse Needs
    Armand H. Matheny Antommaria and Emily A. Thorell
Attending to Social Vulnerability When Rationing Pandemic Resources
    Dorothy E. Vawter, J. Eline Garrett, Karen G. Gervais, Angela Witt Prehn, and Debra A. DeBruin

 

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