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Clinical ethics during Covid-19: Plan for the whole health ecosystem

Chetanya Malik , Timothy Laux , Yogesh Jain

DOI: 10.20529/IJME.2020.065


During a pandemic, narrowing ethics into silos such as clinical and public health does not help the cause of ethics, which often gets neglected in desperate times. Our response to a recently published article in this journal, tries to take this discussion forward. Keeping medical ethics at the centre of our response to the Covid-19 pandemic would benefit healthcare systems at all levels. This would also help us be prepared for future pandemics. Strengthening healthcare systems would also provide an opportunity to improve non-Covid care.

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