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Rosemary Flanigan responds to questions on what it means to “do ethics,” how hospitals responded to the creation of ethics committees, accomplishments of the Ethics Committee Consortium, and how the problems it addresses have changed over the years.
The coronavirus pandemic has informed our collective conscience about what ought not to be, what we should be doing more of, and the need to keep alive the realities of what we have endured and too many have suffered.
From the mid-1980s when ventilators came into common use, the Center for Practical Bioethics has helped patients, families, providers and policymakers make decisions about what ought to be done given what can be done.
People don’t like to talk about politics, religion or money. To that we would add advance care planning. Advance care planning is the process of clarifying your life goals and values, and making sure your healthcare preferences are known and honored.
A 52-year old African American woman with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease was rapidly deteriorating. Doctors tried to explain her options: hospice or surgery to attach her to a ventilator for the rest of her life. Mom couldn’t decide, her daughter said, because she didn’t trust her doctors. She had nightmares about doctors hurting her.