Clinical Decision Making

Guidance for Clinicians (from Berman Institute Faculty)

Pandemics and Surgery
Presentation by Casey Jo Humbyrd, MD

COVID-19: Johns Hopkins Bayview Ethics for Lunch Discussion, version 2.0
Presentation by Joseph Carrese, MD, MPH, FACP, with slide contributions from Zackary Berger, MD, PhD, Marielle Gross, MD, MBE, Megan Collins, MD, MPH, and Ruth Faden, PhD, MPH

Public Health Ethics During a Pandemic: What the Orthopedic Surgeon Needs to Know (PowerPoint | Webinar – free registration required)
Moderated by Casey Humbyrd, MD and featuring Cynda Hylton Rushton, PhD, RN, Ruth Faden, PhD, MPH, and Jeffrey Kahn, PhD, MPH

COVID-19: Johns Hopkins Bayview Ethics for Lunch Discussion
PowerPoint by Zackary Berger, MD, PhD, based on slides by Marielle Gross, MD, MBE

GYN/OB Bioethics Training (Special Edition: COVID 19)
PowerPoint by Marielle Gross, MD, MBE

Wilmer Professor Rounds: Ethics and COVID-19
PowerPoint by Megan Collins, MD, MPH and Joe Carrese, MD, MPH
(Based on slides by Zackary Berger, MD, PhD and Marielle Gross, MD, MBE



The Medical Ethics of the Coronavirus Crisis
The New Yorker
March 11, 2020

Burnout and moral distress


Resource shortages & impossible choices

Coronavirus could create bed shortage in US hospitals
March 17, 2020

U.S. hospitals may have to ration care during the pandemic. Here’s one approach.
Washington Post
March 12, 2020
Written by Lee Daugherty Biddison, Ruth Faden, Alan Regenberg, and Eric Toner

How the Coronavirus May Force Doctors to Decide Who Can Live and Who Dies
New York Times Opinion
March 12, 2020

Could the coronavirus spark drug shortages in the US?
March 9, 2020

The search for a cure

The Risky Race for a Quick Coronavirus Vaccine
The New Republic
March 16, 2020
Jeffrey Kahn comments

Researchers need volunteers to test the COVID-19 vaccine. Would $1,100 convince you to get it?
Deseret News
March 6, 2020
Ruth Faden, Carleigh Krubiner, and Ruth Karron are quoted.

Research in the time of coronavirus: keep it ethical
March 2, 2020

Further Reading

Too Many Patients…A Framework to Guide Statewide Allocation of Scarce Mechanical Ventilation During Disasters
Authors: E. Lee Daugherty Biddison, Ruth Faden, Howard S. Gwon, Darren P. Mareiniss, Alan C. Regenberg, Monica Schoch-Spana, Jack Schwartz, Eric S. Toner

Containment: Exploring the History, Politics, and Ethics of Infectious Disease Response in a Post-Genomic World
March 11-12, 2019
Robert H. Levi Symposium and Public Event on Containment

Ethics Guidance for the Public Health Containment of Serious Infectious Disease Outbreaks in Low Income Settings: Lessons from Ebola

Faculty Experts

Cynda Hylton Rushton, PhD, RN
Anne and George L. Bunting Professor of Clinical Ethics
Yoram Unguru, MD, MS, MA
Associate Professor