Comfort Only Care Unit
It may be necessary, and therefore ethically acceptable, to house COVID-positive and negative patients in the same unit, if this is the only way to provide appropriate compassionate care at the end of life. In this consultation report, we recommend a number of adjustments to ensure the COVID-negative patients are provided opportunities for contact with family, clergy, or others that would otherwise have been possible.
Ethical Considerations Regarding Meat Processing Plant Operations
This analysis focuses on answering the question posed to the committee: what strategies and interventions can most effectively and ethically reduce the risks of outbreaks and protect the people working in these plants, as well as the viability of the plants, their local communities and the nation’s food supply? We aim to attend to this question through 1) considering relevant stakeholders, interests, and values; 2) highlighting the ethical considerations involved in the question posed; and 3) recommending pillars of intervention to prevent COVID-19 outbreaks in meat processing plants.
Comments to the National Academies of Sciences
The Ethics Advisory Committee at the Global Center for Health Security is pleased to provide comments on the Discussion Draft of the Preliminary Framework for Equitable Allocation of COVID-19 Vaccine, authored by the National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine. These comments address the committee’s concerns regarding the health and safety of meat and food processing workers.