Medical and Public Health Practices in a Post-COVID-19 World: A Bioethical Perspective

By Janet Dolgin, Ph.D., J.D., Dicker Distinguished Professor of Law, Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University, Professor of Science Education, Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell, Nassau County, NY

The emergence of COVID-19 in early 2020 occasioned significant shifts in patient care and in human subject research.  These shifts have led to bioethical quandaries.  Among the shifts, some may be abandoned once the pandemic fades.  Others may become more permanent components of society's responses to healthcare and to research. It is thus essential to consider the implications of the changes for healthcare and research in future years.

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