This article gets into a lot of the relevant issues of medical ethics and uses appropriate ethical language in the discussion. I’m working with this in my class today (remotely). Here’s the worksheet I’m using today.
This also connects to some questions that came up after Hurricane Katrina put a hospital in New Orleans in a situation in which it had to make similar decisions about life and death.
Who Gets the Ventilator?
Lastly, there is a recent Freakonomics Podcast about this very question that brings together a variety of perspectives on this question.