Richard Doll Seminar - Your country needs you: the ethics of redeploying health care professionals to high-risk clinical roles in the management of patients with COVID-19
Dr Michael Dunn, Ethox
Tuesday, 19 May 2020, 1pm to 2pm
As the COVID-19 pandemic impacts on health service delivery, health providers are modifying care pathways and staffing models in ways that require health professionals to be reallocated to work in critical care settings. Many of the roles that staff are being allocated to in the ITU and emergency department pose additional risks to themselves, and new policies for staff reallocation are causing distress and uncertainty to the professionals concerned. This seminar will explore a range of ethical issues associated with changes to staff allocation processes of these kinds.