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Weekly Review: Ethics, Law & Policy – Staff, Stuff, Space & Systems

Staffing This new Rapid Expert Consultation document from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering & Medicine focuses on health care staffing for COVID-19 and provides guidance for decision-making in situations where staffing is not optimal and additional qualified, expert personnel Read More
Published on :  | By Daniel Orenstein

Ethics, Law & Policy Roundup: Staff, Stuff, Space & Systems

Facilities and Staff This Viewpoint by Guddati argues that facility policies that fail to provide adequate PPE for health care professionals, including those that prohibit using scarce PPE (specifically masks) when seeing patients not confirmed to be positive for COVID-19, Read More
Published on :  | By Ross Silverman

Covid-19 Law and Ethics Roundup – Tuesday, July 21, 2020

Policies, Guidance, Reports, and Expert Perspectives HHS Civil Rights guidance: Racial and Ethnic Discrimination in Covid-19 treatments will threaten Federal funding – On Monday, July 20, the Department of Health and Human Services Office of Civil Rights issued guidance warning Read More
Published on :  | By Daniel Orenstein

Ethics, Law & Policy Roundup: Staff, Stuff, Space & Systems

Facilities & Providers In response to case surge in Arizona, hospitals in the state requested waiver of several legal requirements that generally protect patients against abuse, neglect, and discrimination, as detailed in this Arizona Republic article. The state health department Read More
Published on :  | By Daniel Orenstein

Ethics, Law & Policy Roundup: Staff, Stuff, Space & Systems

Vulnerable Populations A webinar TODAY (Thursday, July 9 at 3pm EST) from the Network for Public Health Law addresses the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on diverse vulnerable populations, including Black/African Americans and Latinx, persons with disabilities, immigrants, persons who Read More
Published on :  | By Ross Silverman

Covid-19 Law and Ethics Tuesday Roundup – July 7, 2020

Is Contact Tracing Working? Contact tracing is a race. But few U.S. states say how fast they’re running. Excellent Washington Post report on the lack of publicly-available data on state and local contact tracing efforts. Contact tracing is a central Read More
Published on :  | By Daniel Orenstein

Ethics, Law & Policy Roundup: Staff, Stuff, Space & Systems

Testing Supplies and Capacity This N.Y. Times article details continuing challenges regarding availability and processing of coronavirus testing kits in Arizona, which has experienced a surge in COVID-19 cases. Drive-up testing sites have 3-mile lines, labs have twice as many Read More
Published on :  | By Daniel Orenstein

Ethics, Law & Policy Roundup: Staff, Stuff, Space & Systems

TRIAGE AND RESOURCE ALLOCATION This webinar on Thursday at 3pm EST from the Network for Public Health Law includes expert speakers on critical ethical issues related to COVID-19, including ventilator allocation, triage priority, and the consideration of age, disabilities, and Read More
Published on :  | By Daniel Orenstein

Ethics, Law & Policy Roundup: Staff, Stuff, Space & Systems

HEALTH CARE WORKERS This article focuses on the continued problem of nursing home staffing as highlighted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Even before the pandemic, nursing home shortages of direct-care staff were common and persistent. The fact that nursing home residents Read More
This review was posted on behalf of Spencer Hofschulte-Beck, medical student at Marian University, and approved by Dr. Kathleen Unroe, IU School of Medicine Associate Professor, geriatrician, and IU Center for Aging Research Scientist. COVID-19 Testing of healthcare workers This Read More

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