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Category: Ethics and End of Life

Palliative Care During the Pandemic (Podcast)

Top officials for the American Hospital Association and the Center to Advance Palliative Care (CAPC) convened virtually for a fireside chat to discuss the impact and importance of palliative care practices during the pandemic and share stories from experts in the field. 

   Estimated Time: Coronavirus, COVID-19, Supportive Care

Center to Advance Palliative Care: Online Clinical Training Courses For All Clinicians

All specialties and disciplines can strengthen their care of patients living with a serious illness. For CAPC members, CAPC’s online training curriculum provides free continuing education credits for physicians, nurses, social workers, and case managers at member organizations...

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Center to Advance Palliative Care: COVID-19 Response Hub

Whether your organization is in the middle of a COVID-19 surge or planning forward, Center to Advance Palliative Care (CAPC) has tools, technical assistance, clinical training, and convening opportunities to help. 

   Estimated Time: Coronavirus, COVID-19, Supportive Care

Center to Advance Palliative Care: CAPC Toolkits

Drawn from best practices, CAPC toolkits are curated, proven resources for improving the care of people living with serious illness. Toolkits include technical assistance and tools for palliative care teams; serious illness strategies for health systems, health plans, and ACOs...

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Caring for Unvaccinated Patients in the ICU: Beyond Frustration, Toward Beneficial Relationships

From Critical Care Explorations   In this essay, the authors propose a number of questions that recognize the existential frustrations critical care professionals experience when carting for unvaccinated patients in the ICU, while also uncovering the ethical obligations that r...

   Estimated Time: 11:17 min Coronavirus, COVID-19, Mental Health

Critical Impact: COVID-19: Highlights Session 3

This webinar covers highlights from the Critical Impact:  Ethics and Supply Chain course.

   Estimated Time: 1:02:07 Coronavirus, COVID-19, Resource Allocation, Staff Shortages

End-of-Life Care During the Coronavirus Disease 2019 Pandemic: The 3 Wishes Program

From Critical Care Explorations . The authors evaluated how the 3 Wishes Program evolved to allow continued provision of compassionate end-of-life care for critically ill patients during the coronavirus disease 2019 pandemic.

   Estimated Time: 24:48 Coronavirus, COVID-19

Managing Health Disparities in the Setting of Triage Decisions

Julia F. Taylor, MD, MA, HEC-C from the University of Virginia presents on the topic of Health Disparities; Katherine Fischkoff, MD from Columbia University presents on Resource Allocation; and Erin S. DeMartino, MD from Mayo Clinic presents on Pandemic Planning.  Curriculum...

   Estimated Time: 1:05:46 Coronavirus, COVID-19, STOP VIRUS

Coronavirus Disease 2019 Policy Restricting Family Presence May Have Delayed End-of-Life Decisions for Critically Ill Patients

From Critical Care Medicine . The authors investigate if a restrictive visitor policy inadvertently lengthened the decision making process for dying inpatients without coronavirus disease 2019.

   Estimated Time: 5:32 min Coronavirus, COVID-19

Critical Ethics: How to Balance Patient Autonomy With Fairness When Patients Refuse Coronavirus Disease 2019 Testing

From Critical Care Explorations . In this review articles, the authors set out to identify the most ethical way a given healthcare system may respond to a patient’s refusal to undergo coronavirus disease 2019 testing.

   Estimated Time: 20:39 Coronavirus, COVID-19, Triage

Letter to the Editor: The Triage Stalemate During the Coronavirus Disease 2019 Pandemic: Losing Fairness to Ethical Paralysis

From Critical Care Medicine . The authors write in response to an article in Critical Care Medicine by Sprung et al., which outlined the major considerations for ethical ICU triaging under pandemic conditions and discuss the lack of systematic triaging in U.S. health care ins...

   Estimated Time: 8:32 Coronavirus, COVID-19, Triage

Managing Shortages: Principles of Allocation in Crisis Situations

This presentation covers how to ethically manage shortages and resource allocations. This is SCCM curated COVID-19 microlearning content.

What lessons have you learned about triaging patients with COVID-19 or other conditions for the ICU?

In this question and answer webcast series, attendees had an opportunity to pose questions about managing critically ill patients with COVID-19 and other issues. Questions from social media, blogs and the various discussion forums, including the new SCCM COVID-19 Discussion Gr...

   Estimated Time: 02:21 min Coronavirus, COVID-19, Triage

Death, Grief, and Funerals in the COVID Age

This resource details how compassion in healthcare has changed with COVID-19. This is a community developed COVID-19 microlearning resource.

   Estimated Time: 11:34 min Coronavirus, COVID-19, Disaster Preparedness, Mental Health

What is your protocol for triaging patients to the ward, the ICU, or the step-down unit?

Questions from social media, blogs and the various discussion forums, including the new SCCM COVID-19 Discussion Group, were answered. This microlearning content was taken from the COVID-19 Critical Care for Non-ICU Clinicians: Expert Panel Series held on May 27th, 2020.

   Estimated Time: 04:54 min Coronavirus, COVID-19, Triage

What are some strategies for providing care with limited resources?

Questions from social media, blogs and the various discussion forums, including the new SCCM COVID-19 Discussion Group, were answered. This microlearning content was taken from the COVID-19 Critical Care for Non-ICU Clinicians: Expert Panel Series held on May 13th, 2020.

Editorial: Finding the Right Ethical Framework for PICU Resource Allocation During a Pandemic

From Pediatric Critical Care Medicine. An editorial in response to an article by Killien et al. on resource "Prediction of Pediatric Critical Care Resource Utilization for Disaster Triage," noting that, although uniform use of the version of PELOD-2 proposed by Killien et al. ...

   Estimated Time: 07:29 min Coronavirus, COVID-19, Pediatrics, Triage

Editorial - Coronavirus Disease 2019 Triage Teams: Death by Numbers

From Critical Care Medicine. An editorial associated with Sprung et al. article ("Adult Intensive care unit triage during the COVID-19 pandemic - Who will live and who will die? Recommendations to improve survival"), stating that the concept of the triage committee has disturb...

   Estimated Time: 08:30 min Coronavirus, COVID-19, Triage

Triaging Critical Resources During COVID-19

The SCCM Ethics Committee prepared a guide entitled, Standard of Care Recommendations for Triaging Resources During the COVID-19 Pandemic.

   Estimated Time: 57:54 min Coronavirus, COVID-19, Triage

Prediction of Pediatric Critical Care Resource Utilization for Disaster Triage

From Pediatric Critical Care Medicine. The authors sought to determine whether currently available pediatric illness severity scores can predict duration of critical care resource use.

   Estimated Time: 29:55 min Coronavirus, COVID-19, Pediatrics, Statistics, Triage