Auto company and supplier red ink and job losses? Housing market in steep decline? Rising college tuition costs and student debt overload? During the past year, bad news has taken over. Yet, we know that getting and giving bad news is part of living. And we know that some professionals are "professionals" in the breaking of bad news. As much as anyone, the professional bad news bearers know that what they are doing has serious ethical consequences.
A2ethics.org was fortunate to gather a group of policy-makers and professionals all charged with considering the ethics of reasoned rationing when an generalized epidemic, such as AIDS or pandemic flu occurs. Is is possible to be reasonable in such situations?