Review: Arranging conversations between critically ill coronavirus patients and family members

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Review: Arranging conversations between critically ill coronavirus patients and family members

Review: Arranging conversations between critically ill coronavirus patients and family members

This article describes how physicians and nurses in New York City are facilitating conversations with patients with COVID-19 who are isolated and critically will with their loved ones via video chat or phone calls.

Intensive care units (ICUs) typically allow visitors but due to the contagious nature of coronavirus, visitors are restricted. Thus, patients very will with COVID-19 are typically alone in the ICU. Health care workers are trying to facilitate conversations between patients and loved ones, particularly in cases where patients are refused intubation. Sometimes health care workers do not have enough time to facilitate these loved one conversations via cell phone before a patient dies.

 

|2020-04-14T09:39:44-04:00April 14th, 2020|COVID-19 Literature|Comments Off on Review: Arranging conversations between critically ill coronavirus patients and family members

About the Author: Seema Mohapatra

Seema Mohapatra
Seema Mohapatra is an Associate Professor of Law and Dean's Fellow at the Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law, She teaches Introduction to Health Care Law and Policy, Genetics and the Law, Torts, and Bioethics and the Law. Seema Mohapatra is an expert in the areas of health care law, public health law, bioethics, torts, and international health and family law. Her research interests include the intersection of biosciences and the law, assisted reproduction and surrogacy, international family and health law, health care disparities in the United States, and informed consent. Her work has been published in several journals, including the Wake Forest Law Review, Colorado Law Review, Brooklyn Law Review, and the Harvard Journal of Law & Policy. Professor Mohapatra currently teaches Torts, Introduction to Health Care Law, Bioethics, and Genetics and the Law. She has authored articles and book chapters on topics such as insurance coverage of infertility and assisted reproduction, genetics and health privacy, international surrogacy laws, and equity in healthcare coverage. Professor Mohapatra regularly presents her research nationally and internationally at legal and medical conferences and symposia. Prior to teaching, Professor Mohapatra practiced health law in Chicago at Sidley & Austin and Foley & Lardner. She earned a J.D. degree from Northwestern University School of Law and has a master’s degree in Public Health with a concentration in Chronic Disease Epidemiology from Yale University. She earned a bachelor of arts in Natural Sciences (with a minor in Women's Studies) from Johns Hopkins University.

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