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This Wall Street Journal article discusses how the COVID-19 pandemic has led to an increase in deaths from Alzheimer’s ad Dementia. ~100,000 people have died from Alzheimer’s and Dementia (ADRD) from February through May of 2020, an 18% increase compared Read More
Published on :  | By Liza Cohen

Review: Prioritization, ageism, and how COVID-19 impacts the elderly

This article comes from the European Cardiology Review: Released on 4/27/2020. Researchers detail the ethical decision-making issues when treating elderly patients with coronavirus disease globally and specifically in Madrid, Spain, an area hit particularly hard by COVID-19. Prioritization, Ageism, and Read More
This article details an Ontario acute care hospital’s response to COVID-19 outbreaks in nearby nursing homes. The hospital explained the partnership in four phases: “1) engagement, relationship and trust-building; 2) environmental scan, team-building and immediate response; 3) early phase response; Read More
Published on :  | By Daniel Orenstein

Review: Amid coronavirus, doctors face hard choices over ventilators

This L.A. Times article explores professional and ethical challenges medical professionals may face in making decisions about who receives scarce resources if COVID-19 cases surge beyond what the health care system can handle. During a public health emergency, triage decisions Read More

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