Pandemic Policies and Practices: A Conversation about the Ethical Challenges of COVID-19 in Rural Communities

August 18, 2020 -
11:00am to 12:00pm

Abstract: This session of Pandemic Policies and Practices, Valerie Satkoske, PhD, Director of Ethics at Wheeling Hospital and Director of the Consortium Ethics Program, examines the ethical concerns COVID-19 has presented in rural areas, smaller cities and towns, and areas where patients travel some distance to receive care. The pace of COVID-19 spread has been different in these areas, compared to early hot spots, and healthcare institutions and providers have faced different challenges compared to their metropolitan area counterparts. Wheeling, WV, for example, has treated many patients from Ohio. Moreover, West Virginia developed a set of crisis care standards for allocation of scarce medical resources like ventilators and Remdesivir that differ from those discussed by previous series speakers. Join Valerie Satkoske, as she discusses some of these differences and how challenges facing rural areas may be addressed.

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Co-sponsored by the Mid-Atlantic Regional Public Health Training Center and the Center for Bioethics & Health Law

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