Pandemics present unique ethical problems for physicians and health care systems. The Catholic Church offers guidance on how to respect the dignity of the person even in the midst of such difficult times. https://www.ncregister.com/daily-news/us-bishops-coronavirus-response-must-utilize-ethical-principles
Check out two webcasts with Teresa Tomeo, OSV and fellow CMA physician Dr. Tom McGovern on making sense of the Coronavirus epidemic. https://teresatomeo.com/webcasts/
You can find my thoughts on conscience protection for health care providers, and how we might also respect patients here.
The National Catholic Register explored the topic of fetal tissue in vaccines; my comments to them are here
Read my comments to CNA on a Catholic approach to hospice care here.
Changing from opposition to neutrality on the topic of Physician Assisted Suicide signals a profound shift in how physicians view the healing arts. Read more here
Bioedge picked up on the CMA statement on the change to neutrality on the subject of assisted suicide by the AAFP.
I was pleased to be included in an article in the Pacific Standard talking about the Title X requirements for patient counseling . Read the whole article by Francie Diep here.
The decision about end of life care is intensely personal. The Catechism provides assistance that some commentators in Charlie Gard case missed. Here’s my column at Angelus News on the topic.