Holding Down the Fort: Ethical Issues Related to Staffing During the COVID-19 Pandemic
Ethical dilemmas can arise in the day-to-day practice of physicians, nurses, social workers, advanced practice providers, and other allied health professionals. The series aims to review classic and emerging issues in healthcare, focusing on developments in the field of clinical ethics, the practice of ethics consultation, and the role of ethics in shared clinical decision-making. The series also aims to expand the knowledge of learners, foster the skills needed to resolve ethical dilemmas in clinical practice, and enhance the quality of patient care.
Physicians, fellows, residents, nurses, social workers, and other health professionals.
At the conclusion of the session, the participants should be able to:
Describe sources of shortages among nursing staff.
Identify ethical issues raised by staffing shortages related to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Describe strategies for addressing ethical problems related to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Baylor College of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
Baylor College of Medicine designates this enduring material activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
This activity has been designated by Baylor College of Medicine for 1 credit of education in medical ethics and/or professional responsibility.
Social Work: Baylor College of Medicine, Division of Continuing Professional Development (License Number 7270) is an approved continuing education provider for Social Workers through the Texas State Board of Social Worker Examiners. This activity has been approved for 1 continuing education unit.
Nursing: Texas Children’s Hospital is accredited with distinction as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation. This Nursing Continuing Professional Development activity awards 1.0 contact hours per session.
- 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
- 1.00 Ethics
- 1.00 Participation
- 1.00 Social Work