SOME REFLECTIONS ON ETHICAL CARE DILEMMAS IN A PANDEMIC ENVIRONMENT

Juan Guillermo Figueroa Perea About the author

Abstract

This text proposes a scheme to analyze ethical dilemmas in the context of the Covid 19 pandemic, which present the sembling of a moral conflict faced by a person (by tensed normative criteria) or when several people or policy-bodies have different strategies in the face of a specific event and, in addition, each one assumes that their position is the most acceptable one. Ethics does not decide what the correct moral reference is, it analyses different normativity assumptions and helps to become aware of them. The text does not propose solutions, but presents an ethical analysis scheme that considers as a key input the identification of actors related to the context of the pandemic and how they are taken into account. The category of care is restored as a central recommendation to deal with the pandemic and as an assumption of all the ethical analysis.

Keywords:
Ethical dilemmas; Scenarios; Social actors; Norms; Care

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