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'Doctors and hospitals are not in the blame and punishment business'

By Admin | August 26, 2021

Should a hospital running low on beds and staff prioritize vaccinated COVID-19 patients before their unvaccinated counterparts? Absolutely not, says Daniel Wikler, PhD, professor of ethics and population health at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.

In an op-ed for The Washington Post, Dr. Wikler said the question of whether denying urgently needed care to punish a patient for their unhealthy choices is defensible is hardly new. And the answer has always and continues to be, no.

He contends that everyone who can be vaccinated should be, but the threat of denying care to patients in need to punish them for their judgment does not warrant a...(More)

For more info please read, Doctors and hospitals are not in the blame and punishment business, by Becker's Hospital Review

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