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Former Connecticut Supreme Court Justice and DCF Commissioner Joette Katz. Former Connecticut Supreme Court Justice and DCF Commissioner Joette Katz.

I was reading an article recently by a woman whose father is a doctor dying from COVID-19, contracted from a patient whom the doctor was desperately trying to resuscitate. Doctors and nurses have been trained to “save at all costs,” or at least to do everything they can, absent a DNR, within the bounds of modern technology to save a patient’s life. It’s a model whose origin is an amalgam of morals, empathy, science, laws, values and the Hippocratic Oath, but it’s a model that is quietly being called into question. Indeed, there is now a debate that is going on at hospitals where that approach is being questioned-or at least examined. Should the medical profession weigh this well-settled approach to resuscitating a dying patient against the real danger of exposing doctors and nurses to COVID-19?

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