Unknown to most citizens, the dozens of inspectors general in the federal government look for waste, fraud and ethics violations. And President Trump has begun firing them, writes Kevin Wildes, S.J.
The United States has a “can do” culture, writes Kevin W. Wildes, S.J., but the pandemic is forcing us to accept that we need clear ethical guidelines about how to allocate scarce medical resources.
At a recent conference on managed care, one of the speakers, a physician, complained that all too often we don’t call patients “patients” any more. These days patients are referred to as either customers, consumers, clients or covered lives. As is often the case at such physician m