Seeking Normalcy as the Curve Flattens: Ethical Considerations for Pediatricians Managing Collateral Damage of Coronavirus Disease-2019

Fearful. Uncertain. Overwhelmed. Committed. Hopeful. Pediatricians around the world have cycled through these emotions when considering the health and safety of patients and families during this coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. We worry about the direct medical effects of COVID-19. We also worry about the ancillary effects of the lockdowns, stay-at-home orders, closed clinics, schools, and daycare centers, and newly unemployed parents on the well-being of children. We focus on those concerns. We believe that responding to these ancillary effects of COVID-19 will be a bigger challenge for pediatricians than the clinical care of children with COVID-19. These challenges will be with us for the foreseeable future.

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  1. Gregory Moore

    Investigator, CHEO Research Institute

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