Ethics Resources 

As a supplement to the essays posted on the Ethos forum by members of the campus community, here you will find resources and writings on current events from an ethical perspective. We invite you to peruse these pieces and submit recommendations of your own at

COVID-19 Pandemic

COVID-19 in Louisiana

Andrea Gallo (The Advocate): Louisiana Hospitals' Crisis Response

Ethics & Crisis Management in Louisiana: Summary

Louisiana Department of Health: State Hospital Crisis Standard of Care – Guidelines in Disasters

Medical Ethics

Hastings Center: Ethical Framework for Health Care

Hastings Center: Bioethics and Governmental Responsibility

STAT News: Research Ethics in a Pandemic

Johns Hopkins: Ethics and Policy Insights for COVID-19

Journal of Clinical Ethics: The JCE has compiled a set of articles on Catastrophic Care. They are open to public access. On the front page of the website is a box entitled JCE Special Publication. At the bottom of the box there is a link to access the document. 

New England Journal of Medicine: Fair Allocation of Scarce Medical Resources

Scott Hershovitz (New York Times): Rationing Essential Care: You Can Save One Person or Five, but Not All Six

The Ethics of Recovery

MIT: Stronger Pandemic Response Yields Better Economic Recovery

New York Times: Restarting America

Paul Franks (The Conversation): Comparing Nordic Strategies for COVID-19

Bernardo Kliksberg (BBVA): Re-Examining the Relationship Between Ethics and the Economy

Personal and Social Ethics

Laura Marris (New York Times): Camus's Inoculation Against Hate

Amanda Achtman: Camus and The Plague

Sean Illing (Vox): Social Solidarity

Sean Illing (Vox): Camus and The Plague

Allain de Botton (New York Times): Camus on the Coronavirus

TIME Magazine: Common Moral Questions Around Coronavirus 

Orhan Pamuk (New York Times): What the Great Pandemic Novels Teach Us

Michiko Kakutani (New York Times): Coronavirus Notebook: Finding Solace, and Connection, in Classic Books


Recommended Ethics Reading

LSU Libraries Ethics Institute Bibliography