The COVID-19 pandemic created resource issues from its beginning, including PPE, respirators, human resources, vaccines in the early stages of distribution, and hospital beds.
Deam, J. (2021, Sep. 15) A boy went to a COVID-swamped ER. He waited for hours. Then his appendix burst. ProPublica. https://www.propublica.org/article/a-boy-went-to-a-covid-swamped-er-he-waited-for-hours-then-his-appendix-burst
After reading through the article above, the background readings, and doing additional research, discuss the ethical issues that must be considered when dealing with shortages. Be sure to address this as a healthcare professional; it is not meant to be a political debate. Be sure to identify specific ethical principles.
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