Ebola Ethics: Beside and Boardroom Considerations

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Ebola Ethics: Beside and Boardroom Considerations

Healthcare Ethics Council Webinar

December 4, 2014


CBHD's Healthcare Ethics Council Webinar

Thursday, December 4th, 2014
12:00 (noon) - 12:45pm (CST)

Speaker: Ryan Nash, MD, MA, FACP, FAAHPM

The Ebola outbreak of 2014 has caught our society’s attention. Fear, anxiety, and speculation spread as a contagion during a seemingly fleeting media blitz. Though the media has calmed its coverage, clinics, hospitals, and health systems must prepare for the real possibility of caring for persons with the deadly disease. This brief webinar will cover some of the practical ethical considerations that healthcare ethics advisors, clinical ethics consultants, ethics committee members, and administrators may wrestle with in preparing to care for patients with Ebola.

The webinar was sponsored by CBHD's Healthcare Ethics Council—a community of healthcare professionals in affiliation with The Center for Bioethics & Human Dignity that recognizes and engages in dignified medical healthcare and professional education in the Judeo-Christian Hippocratic tradition.

Additional Resources

Facts about Ebola & Ethical Issues

Commentary & Resources from Bioethics Centers

News, Journal Articles, and Other Online Resources

  • Bioethics.com: News, Journal Articles, & Commentaries related to the Ebola Outbreak
  • Bioethics.com: “Ebola Timeline” compiled by Heather Zeiger
  • Bioethics.net: “The Ethics of Ebola and Scarce Experimental Drugs” by J.S. Blumenthal-Barby
  • Boston University Today: “Battling Ebola : The Ethical Issues” by Lisa Chedekel
  • The Christian Post: “Running Toward the Plague: Christians and Ebola” by Eric Metaxis
  • The Health Care Blog: “Why the WHO Ethics Advisory Group Is a Start but Hardly Sufficient” by Art Caplan
  • Journal of Global Infectious Diseases: “The Emergence of Ebola as a Global Health Security Threat: From ‘Lessons Learned’ to Coordinated Multilateral Containment Efforts” by Sarathi Kalra et al., Vol. 6, no. 4 (2014): 164-177.
  • Medscape: “We Need to Bend Privacy Rules to Stop the Ebola Outbreak” by Art Caplan
  • NBC News: Ebola Virus Outbreak Storyline – Continuing Coverage
  • Philosophy, Ethics, and Humanities in Medicine: “Ebola, Epidemics, and Ethics: What We Have Learned” by G. Kevin Donovan, Vol. 9, no. 15 (2014), doi:10.1186/1747-5341-9-15.
  • Reuters: “Scientists Grapple with Ethics in Rush to Release Ebola Vaccines” by Kate Kelland
  • U.S. News: “Ebola Quarantine Questioned” by Andrew Soergel

Opportunities for Personal Engagement