Should doctors keep working if they lack protective equipment?

28 April 2020

In the UK, hundreds of health and social care workers have died of Covid-19. Some of these deaths could have been prevented if these workers would have had better access to personal protective equipment (PPE). But there is a shortage. Do health and social workers have a moral obligation to continue to work if they lack access to PPE? Katrien Devolder Talks to Udo Schüklenk, professor of philosophy at Queen’s University, about this important issue.


About the Series

Thinking Out Loud provides a series of videos and audio-podcasts produced by Katrien Devolder in which she talks to leading philosophers from around the world on topics related to practical ethics. The podcast and videos are intended for a non-specialist audience.

Katrien is a Senior Research Fellow at the Oxford Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics.

You can watch the videos on the Practical Ethics YouTube Channel or listen on Oxford Podcasts.


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Professor Udo Schüklenk

Professor Udo Schüklenk, Professor of Philosophy at Queen’s University, Canada


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