august, 2020

11aug11:00 am12:00 pmPandemic Policies and Practices: A Conversation about the Ethical Challenges of COVID-19 in Rural AreasMid-Atlantic Regional Public Health Training Center

Event Details

We are pleased to present this installment of Pandemic Policies and Practices, a distance-accessible series that will host discussions of relevant and thought-provoking ethical issues surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic. This session examines the ethical concerns COVID-19 has presented in rural areas, smaller cities and towns, and areas where patients travel some distance to receive care. The pace of COVID-19 spread has been different in these areas, compared to early hot spots, and health care institutions and providers have faced different challenges compared to their metropolitan area counterparts. Wheeling, West Virginia, for example, has treated many patients from Ohio. Moreover, West Virginia developed a set of crisis care standards for allocation of scarce medical resources like ventilators and Remdesivir that differ from those discussed by previous series speakers. In conversation with Lisa Parker, PhD, Director of the University of Pittsburgh Center for Bioethics and Health Law, Valerie Satkoske, PhD, Director of Ethics at Wheeling Hospital will discuss some of these differences and how challenges facing rural areas may be addressed. 




(Tuesday) 11:00 am - 12:00 pm EST

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