Screen Shot 2020-04-09 at 20.44.57.pngEthical dilemmas in health care are common even under normal circumstances because health care responds to human suffering. To act ethically is integral to professionalism in health care. A surge of individuals seeking health care, as well as critically ill patients with COVID-19, disrupts normal processes for supporting ethically sound patient care. COVID-19 is an acute viral infection that has reached pandemic proportions requiring an ethical reflection and response, rooted in human rights. As a Nation, our health care resources are already limited. COVID-19 may tragically constrain those resources further…..more