Is Access to Health Care an Ethical Issue for Nurses?

By Patricia M Davidson, PhD, MEd, RN, FAAN Core values for nurses include promoting health, preventing illness and alleviating suffering. Does this also include improving access to health care? I would say yes. Across the world there is an increasing gap … Read More >>

Bioethics Bulletin: Preventing HIV in Infants

Our Holly Taylor comments on “Research into a functional cure for HIV in neonates, the need for ethical foresight”, a new paper she coauthored, and also prevention, access to care and our general failure to commit ourselves to the demands of social justice Read More >>

Bioethics Bulletin: Right to Try

Our Yoram Unguru, MD, MS, MA discusses Colorado’s new ‘Right to Try’ law that provides dying patients with access to potentially beneficial experimental (unapproved) agents. Link also includes video of an interview of Dr. Unguru on MSNBC with Alex Witt Read More >>

Who Should Be Saved?

In a widespread public health care emergency, there will be more people who need healthcare than there are resources available to help them. A new study in the Annals of the American Thoracic Society gets diverse Maryland community views on healthcare disaster planning and allocating scarce medical resources Read More >>