With medical facilities becoming overburdened by a surge in COVID-19 cases, there may be a need for tough ethical decisions. Who receives life-saving care and who doesn't?
In a recent episode of The Agenda with Steve Paikin, Udo Schüklenk, Professor of Philosophy and Ontario Research Chair in Bioethics, talks about medical ethics during a pandemic and Ontario's last resort guidelines. Udo starts off by raising concerns about the fact that there weren't clear guidelines about important decisions, and, as the conversation goes on, makes the case for focusing on decisions between similar cases, not dissimilar ones. Click the button below to watch.