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Ethical decision making in resource allocation during the COVID-19 pandemic

December 01 @ 11:40 am12:30 pm PST

Ethical decision making in resource allocation during the COVID-19 pandemic

Speaker: Rohini Haar

The COVID-19 pandemic has generated worldwide scarcity of critical resources to protect against and treat disease. Shortages of face masks and other protective equipment placed health workers, already on the frontline of the disease, at higher risk. Moral distress from making difficult decisions about allocating scarce resources and care to patients ill with COVID-19 can further add to burdens health workers face. This talk will discuss a recent survey we conducted that investigates clinical health workers’ risk perceptions and concerns about the ethics of their clinical decision-making, the actions of their institutions to address resource scarcity concerns during the COVID-19 pandemic, and their own ability to voice safety concerns, as well as their own views on how scarce resources should be allocated. We will also discuss the opportunities of working with an advocacy organization to coordinate the survey and the uptake and dissemination of its findings.

Rohini Haar is an emergency medicine physician in Oakland CA and adjunct professor in the Epidemiology division at the UC Berkeley SPH. Her research focuses on the intersection of health, human rights and ethics.


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Date:
December 01
Time:
11:40 am – 12:30 pm PST
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Website:
https://berkeley.zoom.us/j/92233569268

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Online Webinar

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Berkeley Public Health
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publichealth@berkeley.edu
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https://publichealth.berkeley.edu