When patients are able to articulate their beliefs, it can help them move from making what may have been an unconscious choice into a conscious one.
Equality assures that everyone receives the same thing, but equity assures that everyone gets what they need.
Ethics asks us to critically reflect on our judgments to determine the right thing to do.
Health care professionals should know they are accountable for their actions but also feel comfortable that they will not be blamed for systems errors that are beyond their control.
For many health care professionals, successfully managing uncertainty means recognizing that surety is complicated and illusory and knowledge is iterative and provisional rather than definitive.
Meeting public demand for an urgently needed effective medication quickly and safely during a pandemic involves difficult tradeoffs.