Ethical Guidance in the COVID-19 Era

Resources to guide emergency preparedness planning and resource allocation during the COVID-19 pandemic.

American Medical Association | Guide: AMA Code of Medical Ethics: Guidance in a Pandemic
Highlights key guidance including physician responsibilities in disaster response and preparedness as well as the allocation of limited resources.

The Hastings Center | Report: Ethical Framework for Health Care Institutions Responding to Novel Coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19)
For use within a health care organization’s preparedness work, supplementing public health and clinical practice guidance on COVID-19. It aims to help structure ongoing discussion of significant, foreseeable ethical concerns arising under contingency levels of care and potentially crisis standards of care.

University of Pittsburgh | Guide: A Model Hospital Policy for Allocating Scarce Critical Care Resources

The Center for Practical Bioethics | Resource Hub
Curated guidance on ethical considerations in pandemics, including allocation of scarce resources.

New England Journal of Medicine | Article: Fair Allocation of Scarce Medical Resources in the Time of COVID-19

New England Journal of Medicine | Perspective: The Toughest Triage – Allocating Ventilators in a Pandemic

Louisiana State Department of Health | Guide: State Hospital Crisis Standard of Care Guidelines in Disaster

National Academies of Medicine | Perspective on Health Care Crisis Standards and COVID-19

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