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COVID-19: Ethics, Health and Moving Forward

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As businesses, schools, families and individuals transition from shelter-in-place to the new normal, critical questions must be considered and addressed before our economy can be revived. Ethics Center staff have compiled the following resources; including video interviews with business and non-profit leaders, panel discussions, and actionable tools; all designed to help us move forward.

Events

*Replay* Media and the Pandemic: When False Information Can Kill You: False and distorted narratives can take hold with grave implications for the public. Moderated by Markkula Center for Applied Ethics Director of Catholic and Religious Ethics David DeCosse, joined by panelists Eric DeggansNPR TV Critic, Media Analyst for MSNBC/NBC News; Kate StarbirdAssociate Professor Department of Human Centered Design & Engineering at University of Washington, and Anita Varma Assistant Director Journalism & Media Ethics, Social Sector Ethics Markkula Center for Applied Ethics. 

*Replay* When Should Business Re-Open? Ethics, Health, and Getting America Back to Work: A LinkedIn LIVE virtual panel event. Ethics Center Senior Director of Leadership Ethics Ann Skeet, Bloom Energy COO Susan Brennan and Pizza My Heart CEO Chuck Hammers discuss the ethical challenges of getting back to work in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Video Series: Essential Ethics: Perspectives from the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics 

Moving Forward, Social Sector, and COVID-19

Alisa Ann Ruch Burn FoundationAnita Varma, assistant director Journalism & Media Ethics and Social Sector Ethics, speaks with Jennifer Radics-Johnson, executive director of the Alisa Ann Ruch Burn Foundation.

Operation Freedom Paws: Anita Varma, Ethics Center assistant director of Journalism and Media Ethics and Social Sector Ethics, interviews Mary Cortani, executive director, Operation Freedom Paws.  

Via ServicesAnita Varma, Ethics Center assistant director of Journalism and Media Ethics and Social Sector Ethics, speaks with Matt Bell, executive director VIA Services.

Moving Forward, Small Business, and COVID-19

Great Clips:  Ethics Center Director of Journalism Ethics Subramaniam Vincent interviews Ray Solnik, owner of the Great Clips hair salon franchise. Discussion topics include juggling multiple stakeholders, and making regular communications a priority.

Little Sky Bakery:  Ethics Center Director of Journalism Ethics Subramaniam Vincent interviews Little Sky Bakery business owner Tian Mayimin, who discusses two priorities during the time of COVID19. First and foremost is following public health advisories. 

Multi Concept Management, LLCEthics Center Director of Journalism Ethics Subramaniam Vincent interviews Devika Sagar, Director of Operations, Multi Concept Management, LLC, who describes how she navigates the ethics of decision making and prioritization at her company, a franchisee of Denny's and Jack-in-the-box restaurants in California. 

Articles

5 Media Literacies We Need Online by Subbu Vincent, the director of Journalism & Media Ethics at the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics.

5 (Subtle) Types of Misinformation in Media Coverage of Coronavirus by Anita Varma, assistant director of Journalism & Media Ethics and Social Sector Ethics 

Back to School: Rethinking Education After the Pandemic by Kathy Almazol, former elementary school teacher and administrator, and member of the Board of Directors of the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics, and Patty Tennant, retired principal of Saint Francis High School.

COVID-19 Video Project: Impact, Values, and the Future by Shane Hughes ’20, a 2019-20 Hackworth Fellow with the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics at Santa Clara University.

Ethics and Tough Decisions for Workers by Don Heiderexecutive director, and Joan Harringtondirector of Social Sector Ethics, both from the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics.

Forgotten Communities are Suffering Due to Coronavirus—as are the Nonprofits that Exist to Serve Them by Anita Varma, assistant director of Journalism & Media Ethics and Social Sector Ethics and Joan Harringtondirector of Social Sector Ethics, both from the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics.

Gen Z: Government Ethics During This Time of Pandemic by Mariana Perera ’20, Fullbright Scholar and Hackworth Fellow with the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics at Santa Clara University.

How the COVID-19 Pandemic May Affect How We Vote by Mariana Perera ’20, Fullbright Scholar and Hackworth Fellow with the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics at Santa Clara University.

Moving Forward in the Pandemic: Guidance for Boards Joan Harringtondirector of Social Sector Ethics, and Ann Skeet is the senior director of Leadership Ethics, both from the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics.

“Nothing About Us Without Us”: An Ethical Approach to Easing Coronavirus Restrictions by Anita Varma, assistant director of Journalism & Media Ethics and Social Sector Ethics 

On the Ethics of Returning to Work—or Remaining There by Irina Raicudirector of Internet Ethics.

One Student's Perspective on Life During a Pandemic by Tiana Nguyen ‘21, Hackworth Fellow at the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics and vice president of Santa Clara University’s Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) chapter.

*NEW* Opinion: We Need Silicon Valley Leadership, Now More Than Ever by Ann Skeet, senior director of Leadership Ethics at the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics (as published in The Mercury News)

Safety, Risk, and Re-Opening a Business after Covid-19: Five Tips from Engineering Ethics bDavid E. DeCossedirector of Religious and Catholic Ethics and Campus Ethics Programs

The Other Pandemic: Covid-19 is a Mental Health Emergency by Ann Mongoven, associate director of Health Care Ethics at the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics

Things I Wish People Knew About Disabilities by Mariana Perera ’20, Fullbright Scholar and Hackworth Fellow with the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics at Santa Clara University.

Translating Epidemiology to Just Workplace Return Policies by Ann Mongoven, associate director of Health Care Ethics at the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics

Twenty Questions to Move Business Forward by Ann Skeet, senior director of Leadership Ethics at the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics 

Related Resources

COVID-19: The Novel Coronavirus Outbreak and its Ethical Dilemmas. Perspectives and resources by Ethics Center staff and scholars

Cherishing our Elderly and COVID Response by Ann Mongoven (as published on Bioethics.Net)

Ethically Navigating Major Ongoing News StoriesAnita Varma, assistant director of Journalism & Media Ethics and Social Sector Ethics, interviewed on News in Context.

Navigating Your Career During the Pandemic by Katya Keklikian ’21, a 2019-20 Hackworth Fellow with the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics at Santa Clara University

 
Apr 27, 2020

  

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