During public health crises, like the COVID-19 pandemic, the values and principles applied to health-care decision making shift as we move from our usual clinical ethics decision-making process to a public-health ethics focus and framework. Fundamentally, this represents a change in focus from the individual patient or resident to the needs of the community as a whole. When this occurs, we will notice changes in policies, operations, and practice – both within and outside of PHC.
This presentation, created by the PHC Ethics Services team, describes this shift and how ethical principles are applied to decision-making in this exceptional pandemic context.
- Posters & Signage
- Materials for patients
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- COVID Serious Illness Conversations and Treatment
- People Redeployment Centre
- Government of Canada
- BC Centre for Disease Control
- World Health Organization
- First Nations Health Authority
- VCH Public Health
- Past PHC Bulletins
- Other Resources
- In the News
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