Ethics Resources Coronavirus, COVID-19

World Health Organization, WHO:

UNESCO IBC & COMEST Statement on COVID-19: ethical considerations from a global perspective – 26 March, 2020

Council of Europe, DH-BIO: DH-BIO Statement on human rights considerations relevant to the COVID-19 pandemic 

Ministry of Civil Affairs of Bosnia and Herzegovina: Covid19 in Bosnia and Herzegovina

British Medical Association: COVID-19 – ethical issues. A guidance note (pdf 0 )

Deutscher Ethikrat: Solidarität und Verantwortung in der Corona-Krise – 27 March 2020, and in English ”Solidarity and Responsibility during the Coronavirus Crisis – 3 April, 2020 (pdf 0 )

European Disability Forum: Updated statement: Ethical Medical Guidelines in COVID-19 – Disability inclusive response – 24 March, 2020

European Group on Ethics in Science and New Technologies (EGE),Statement on European Solidarity and the Protection of Fundamental Rights in the COVID-19 Pandemic (pdf 0 )

The French National Ethics Council: La contribution du CCNE à la lutte contre COVID-19 : Enjeux éthiques face à une pandémie – March, 2020 (pdf 0 )

The Hellenic National Bioethics Commission, Greece: The bioethical dimension of individual responsibility in response to COVID 19 (pdf 0 ) (in Greek, summary in English)

Italian Society for Anesthesia, Analgesia, Resuscitation, and Intensive Care. Clinical Ethics Recommendations for Admission to Intensive Care and for Withdrawing Treatment in Exceptional Conditions of Imbalance between Needs and Available Resources. 

Commission Nationale d’Ethique (CNE), Luxembourg: Essential ethical benchmarks when orienting patients in a context of limited available therapeutic resources due to the COVID-19 pandemic crisis (pdf 0 ) (in French)

National bioethics commission of Mexico

The Nuffield Council, UK: Access all of the Nuffield Council’s work on COVID-19

Conselho Nacional de Etica para as Ciências da Vida (CNECV), Portugal: Statement COVID-19 Key Considerations

Bioethics Committee of the San Marino Republic – Answer to The Requested Urgent Opinion on Ethical Issues Regarding to The Use of Invasive Assisted Ventilation in Patients All Age With Serious Disabilities in Relation to Covid-19 Pandemic

The Medical Ethics Commission, Slovenia: Decision of physicians regarding the involvement of respirators in the treatment of patients severely affected with SARS-cov2 diseas (pdf 0 )e

Spanish Bioethics Committee, Informe del Comité de Bioética de España Sobre Los Aspectos Bioético… (pdf 0 )

Sweden, National board of Health and Welfare: National principals for priority setting in intensive care under extraordinary circumstances (pdf 0 )

Sydney Health Ethics, University of Sydney: An Ethics Framework for Making Resource Allocation Decisions within Clinical Care: Responding to COVID-19

Nationale Ethikkommission im Bereich der Humanmedizin, Switzerland: Corona-Pandemie: Schutz des Lebens und Solidarität stehen aus ethischer Sicht im Zentrum – 27 March, 2020 (pdf 0 )

Ethik der Österreichischen Gesellschaft für Anästhesiologie, Reanimation und Intensivmedizin (ARGE Ethik ÖGARI): Allokation intensivmedizinischer Ressourcen aus Anlass der Covid-19-Pandemie, 17 March, 2020

US National Academy of Medicine: Duty to Plan: Health Care, Crisis Standards of Care, and Novel Coronavirus SARS-CoV-2

Ezekiel J mfl, 3 sep 2020: An ethical framework for global vaccine allocation

Other resources

AMA Journal of Ethics: COVID-19 Ethics Resurce Center

The Berman Institute of Bioethics: COVID-19 Ethics and Policy Insights and Resources

Ethical Framework for Health Care Institutions Responding to Novel Coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) and Guidelines for Institutional Ethics Services Responding to COVID-19

The Hastings Center: Ethics resources on the Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Slide deck concerning the guidelines


Other resources on pandemic ethics 

Finland, National Ethics Council ETENE: Etiska synpunkter på beredskapen inför pandemi – 2005 (pdf 0 )

France, National Ethics Committee for Health and Life Science: Ethical issues raised by a possible influenza pandemic, 2009 (pdf 0 )

New Zealand’s The National Ethics Advisory Committee – Kāhui Matatika o te Motu (NEAC) Getting Through Together: Ethical values for a pandemic, 2007

The Oxford Handbook of Public Health Ethics: Pandemic Disease, Public Health, and Ethics- 2019

Public Policy Center, University of Nebraska: Citizen Voices on Pandemic Flu Choices:  A Report of the Public Engagement Pilot Project on Pandemic Influenza

Quebec Public Health Ethics Committee (Comité d’éthique de santé publique, CESP): Volet santé publique du Plan québécois de lutte à une pandémie d’influenza — Mission santé (pdf 0 )

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control: Ethical guidelines in Pandemic Influenza -2007 (pdf 0 )



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