COVID-19 Key Ethical Questions and Select Resource Links
We face many challenges as we navigate the COVID-19 pandemic and do our best at physical distancing and supporting each other. Neuroethics Canada is pleased to offer a few key questions for everyone to think about. The links offer some answers from trusted sources.
What can we do to support our mental health?
How can confinement and isolation be managed to limit stress and anxiety?
What is the right balance between individual freedom and public health?
How can we manage stigma and discrimination against minorities?
How do we return to normal?
How can we help vulnerable people and communities?
How can we protect ourselves and the vulnerable when the risk to cybersecurity has increased (breaking into secure databases, changing data/information, stealing information, finding a way to profit)?
What types of resources can guide health care providers and ethicists when making decisions?
What will happen to clinical trials?
Can I initiate new research, e.g., involving tissue samples, data sharing, interviews and surveys?
What requires ethic approval in times of crisis?