Deb Love, JD, MBA, MA, Former Sr. Director Bioethics, Spiritual Care and Healing Arts at Novant Health
John Moskop, PhD, Wallace and Mona Wu Professor of Internal Medicine, Department of General Internal Medicine, School of Medicine, Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center
Ellie Schellinger, MS, Director, Bioethics, Sanford -University of South Dakota Medical Center
Gretchen Spars McKee, MDiv, MA, Ethicist, Sanford Health, Sioux Falls, South Dakota
Moderator: Mark Hall, JD, Co-Director, Bioethics
21st April 2021
The best-laid plans can sometimes go awry, especially during a crisis. This panel will explore whether that aphorism applies to implementing medical resource allocation plans during the COVID-19 pandemic. Last year, there was much discussion of the criteria for allocating limited hospital resources when medical needs outstrip available capacity. Now that the worst of the crisis is over, it is time to survey this ethical terrain to learn how thoughtful resource allocation policies functioned in actual practice. Each panelist will relate experiences from their respective institutions, followed by an open discussion.