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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 Ross Silverman

Covid-19 Law & Ethics Round Up for July 29, 2020

The Looming Eviction Crisis A federal eviction moratorium is ending, putting 12 million renters nationwide at risk of eviction. Indiana’s moratorium is scheduled to end on July 31, and the Indiana Housing Now program, which drew upon CARES Act dollars 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
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
This review of the literature explores the impact of COVID-19 on the elderly, reasons for susceptibility, clinical features of the disease, and treatment challenges. Pathophysiological Changes in Older Adults Aging has been strongly associated with worse COVID-19 outcomes via mechanisms Read More
This article was published online on 4/10/2020, by researchers at the Beijing Emergency Medical Center, in Beijing, China. It details the epidemiological and clinical characteristics older patients, diagnosed with COVID-19, who were transferred by Beijing Emergency Medical Service (EMS) to Read More

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