Ebola Virus Disease Ethical Decision Making Framework   [open pdf - 0B]

From the Preamble: "Since the fall of 2014, British Columbia (B.C.) has undertaken significant preparedness efforts to ensure it is prepared for any person who may be infected with the Ebola virus in the province. A complete range of evidence-informed guidance for this serious communicable disease has been collaboratively developed with health system partners, from identification of illness, through to treatment and care, to discharge or burial. Provincial policies and guidelines have been developed by inter-disciplinary, expert groups and recommended for approval by the B.C. Ebola Preparedness Task Force. This will ensure the best outcome for the patient, their family and the community, and ensure a safe environment for healthcare workers. [...] The framework identifies a series of core values for decision making, and includes a practical, decision-making tool to support the systematic analysis and articulation of complex decisions and outcomes. The document provides a framework for making ethically justified and transparent decisions concerning policies and guidelines related to Ebola virus disease (EVD) in B.C., both at the provincial level and in the clinical context."

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