A Bioethicist Talks About COVID-19

We are living in unprecedented times that have changed how we work, how we learn and how we interact. As a bioethicist, Craig Klugman, PhD, has spent years thinking about living in a pandemic and about how we make the hard decisions – who gets a ventilator and how we choose who to treat first. He chaired the ethical framework committee for the Illinois Crisis Standard of Care Task Force and has written extensively on pandemic ethics. His recent piece in Chicago Magazine talked about how to be a good neighbor in a pandemic – how to stay safe and make good choices. In this webinar, we will have a conversation on how we make the hard choices and how we live together while being apart.

Craig Klugman is a professor of bioethics and health humanities at DePaul University where he co-directs the Bioethics & Society minor program. He teaches courses in bioethics, death & dying, and health humanities. Dr. Klugman also serves on the ethics committee at Northwestern University Hospital and chaired the ethics subcommittee of the Illinois Crisis Standards of Care Task Force. He is the author of over 550 articles, book chapters, OpEds, and blog posts. He is the blog editor and frequent writer for bioethics.net and the editor of several books including Research Methods in the Health Humanities, Medical Ethics, and Ethical Issues in Rural Health. Dr. Klugman has been interviewed for The New York Times, LA Times, ABC News, HBO Vice, New Republic, National Geographic, Men’s Health, and NPR. His writing has appeared in Pacific Standard Magazine, Huffington Post, the Chicago Tribune, Medium, Cato Unbound, and The Hill.

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