ABSTRACT

Ethical Framework for Transitions Between Conventional, Contingency, and Crisis Conditions in Pervasive or Catastrophic Public Health Events with Medical Surge Implications   [open pdf - 0B]

From the Introduction: "This framework addresses ethical guidance for managing challenges associated with strains on health care systems as the need for care increases during pervasive or catastrophic public health events with medical surge implications and shortages of resources -- including supplies, staff, and spaces for providing care -- affect health care operations. This framework was drafted in light of experiences during the COVID-19 [coronavirus disease 2019] pandemic, but it provides guidance for managing resource shortages across diverse types of events. 'This document provides an ethical framework for the operational transitions between conventional, contingency, and crisis conditions within the context of a pervasive or catastrophic public health event, with associated changes in standards of care when transitioning into or out of crisis conditions. This document is intended to guide care delivery and organizational response during pervasive or catastrophic public health events with medical surge implications (including potential future surges of the COVID-19 pandemic), and thus addresses both bedside ethics and organizational ethics issues. It also aims to promote consistency among institutions and systems across the state of Minnesota.'"

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2021-05-18
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Minnesota Department of Health
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Minnesota Department of Health: https://www.health.state.mn.us/
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