The fundamental ethos of the NHS is egalitarian.
The principle of distributive justice will be stretched to its limits if the outbreak in South Africa mimics that in other settings.
One person’s stockpiling can mean another one’s shortage. A philosopher reminds us of our social and moral obligations at this time.
Doctors are being forced to make difficult choices regarding who gets ventilators in this pandemic. An expert argues why this has parallels with choices soldiers have to make during wartime.
Rather than basing decisions about ICU access on age, clinicians need to consider the potential benefits and burdens of treatments proposed for every patient.
To buy, or not to buy, that is the question many of us are currently wrestling with
Trying to maximise lives saved will inevitably be contentious and imperfect.
The decision to reschedule the Olympic and Paralympic Games was the right move. But how should we decide whether and when the Games should now be held?
We urgently need a vaccine for COVID-19 but exposing humans to a vaccine candidate that hasn't undergone the usual safety assessments is risky.
Personal ethical decision-making is as crucial during the pandemic as the ever-changing laws and policies. With ambiguous rules, however, even the most conscientious citizens are struggling.
A first-century B.C. Roman poet and philosopher, Lucretius was worried that our fear of death could lead to irrational beliefs and actions that could harm society.
How do we develop new drugs quickly yet safely? How prepared are we to give up some personal freedoms? And how do we allocate scarce resources? These are just some of the tough questions we face.
If the COVID-19 outbreak becomes a pandemic, there will be many difficult ethical decisions for health services.
Recent evidence about the existence of nocebo effects has revealed that the way patients are informed about treatment side-effects is unethical.
Investment advisers who passed a licensing exam with more ethics questions were one-fourth less likely to engage in misconduct than those with less ethics training, according to a new study.
Our government has grappled for years to devise ethical standards for ministers and other officials. But codes are only part of the answer – MPs must also take responsibility for their own conduct.
Medical data will need to be treated as precious to our health as drinking water.
Take a good look at those old Christmas ornaments before hanging them on the tree – you may find it's time to retire some family keepsakes.
US federal regulations say little about how animals on organic farms should be treated. So if you're planning to serve an ethical holiday dinner, you'll have to do some research.
To cancel or not to cancel? As the debate inevitably rages on, here are two extra perspectives to help add some nuance to the debate