Staff inspect medical equipment at an emergency hospital set up amid the coronavirus outbreak in Jakarta, Indonesia, on, March 23. (Hafidz Mubarak A/Pool Photo via AP)
Politics & Society Short Take
Kevin W. WildesMarch 24, 2020
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.
Kevin W. WildesJuly 16, 2001
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