Mini Review
Volume 5 Issue 7 - 2021
Covid-19: Nursing and Health Ethics
Angela P Halpin*
School of Nursing, California State University, Long Beach, USA
*Corresponding Author: Angela P Halpin, School of Nursing, California State University, Long Beach, USA.
Received: June 01, 2021; Published: June 22, 2021


Ethics is important in health care and so it is as well in care administered. Public health, medical, and nursing services’ care for the ill, such as those exposed to viruses, and to contagious diseases. Multiple agencies are part of the determinations to implement services. These agencies make recommendations using protocols and control practices for the best effect on health outcomes. This Covid- 19 pandemic virus dilemma is a virus that has affected communities with harm to populations. In this scenario vaccines became available for treatment of the Covid-19 pandemic. Health agencies advised vaccines to be available to control Covid-19 occurrences. Thus, steps went forward with pharmaceuticals companies to proceed with vaccination options and to treat and control episodes of the virus. According to the pharmaceutical agencies protocols and applications of vaccinations were challenged to meet the roll out goals. These vaccination programs were implemented for the good of all, based on goals to protect and control risk.

Vaccinations like medications requires approval from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Yet, the high risk of demise due to the Covid-19 pandemic and its rapid occurrences, and with illnesses escalating, government and agencies reviewed options for vaccine recommendations. These agencies were aware of the high numbers of episodes for contacting the virus. FDA guidelines were initially unable to study or complete protocols to approve. Experimental and clinical research began, and agencies needed time to test the product according to procedures. This was weighted and vaccinations began even without evidence of protocols with findings. The goal was to provide protection of the populations; thus was an ethical dilemma. Once agencies presented concerns and issues were noted regarding risk, actions began to contain Covid-19 with vaccines. This paper provides general ethics information to apply retrospective ethical issues in this pandemic.

Keywords: Covid-19; Health Ethics; Food and Drug Administration (FDA)


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