Where the Rubber Meets the Road: Physicians and Researchers Navigate Pandemic Ethics

Where the Rubber Meets the Road: Physicians and Researchers Navigate Pandemic Ethics

Regular price
Sale price
Sold out
Unit price




The COVID-19 pandemic has exposed ethical tensions as we strive to promote equity in crisis standards of care, navigate shortages of protective equipment, ICU beds, and personnel, balance our own personal safety against our obligation to serve the needs of our communities, and adapt practice and research protocols, responsibly filtering and incorporating the high volume of information on this rapidly evolving topic. These challenges are now familiar to many attendees, but this session will provide an opportunity to learn more about ethical underpinnings and provide a framework to approach this and future public health crises. 

CME credits and/or Certificates of Completion are not provided for this session.

1- Apply scarce resource allocation guidelines and principles, and improve understanding of equity in pandemic response

2- More appropriately integrate new research findings in patient care during a rapidly evolving situation, as well as improve understanding of research priorities in a pandemic

3- Better understand moral distress and moral residue when human resources are stretched thin, vital treatment resources and equipment are scarce and family presence is limited

Elizabeth Lee Daugherty, MD, MPH: The Role of Community Engagement in Disaster Resource Allocation Planning

Erin Sullivan DeMartino, MD: Ethically Implementing Crisis Standards of Care

Marianne C. Chaifery, DNP, MS: Prioritizing Our Patients or Our Personal Interests: Ethical Challenges for Health Care Personnel at the Bedside

Nneka Sederstrom, PhD, MPH, MA: COVID and Inequality

Samuel M. Brown, MD, MS: Tragic Tradeoffs in the Quest for Cure

Eric D. McCollum, MD: Pandemic Exacerbated Healthcare Weaknesses

Sarah Beesley, MD, MSc: All Alone Together

David Mcavoy Chooljian, MD, JD: Masking Ordinances and Provider Liability in Crisis Standards of Care: What Physicians Need to Know

Kathleen M. Akgun, MD, MS, ATSF: panel discussion

You can save 20% today by joining the ATS. Join more than 16,000 healthcare providers and researchers as a member of the American Thoracic Society today. As an ATS member, you’ll gain access to cutting-edge science, collaboration opportunities, discounts on the annual ATS International Conference, and resources to share with patients. The ATS offers multiple ways to get involved, from Assembly membership to in-person networking opportunities, as well as an online community offered through DocMatter. Join the ATS Today!