2021 AMI Online Salon

Project Details

  • Entrant Name:  Marli Markovitz
  • Client:The American Journal of Bioethics
  • Copyright: Marli Markovitz, 2021
  • Medium/software used:Adobe Photoshop
  • Final presentation format:Print Journal Cover
  • Primary Audience:Readers of the AJOB

Project Description

This editorial illustration is intended to accompany an article written by physician and professor of medical ethics, Dominic Wilkinson, titled, “Frailty Triage: Is Rationing Intensive Medical Treatment on the Grounds of Frailty Ethical?” Wilkinson argues that frailty-based triage would not represent unjust discrimination on the grounds of age or disability. This article also assesses frailty-based triage during the COVID-19 pandemic. This illustration depicts a physician using a ventilator tube as a “rope” to save the “fit” individual from falling down a mountain. The “frail” individual is seen leaning on a rock in the background.