Pandemic Ethics | BTHX 5000-001
March 15 - May 2
This course will explore ethical issues in pandemic response, including contingency and crisis standards of care, protections for health professionals and other critical workers who serve in high risk settings, and promotion of equity in pandemic response. We will also consider whether frameworks designed to promote ethical pandemic response can be helpful in guiding response to other types of mass casualty events. Dr. DeBruin co-led the development of ethics guidance for public health emergencies in Minnesota prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, and co-leads the Minnesota COVID Ethics Collaborative, an interprofessional group that has been developing ethics guidance for COVID-19 response in the state. This course will be offered fully online, with a mixture of live discussions via Zoom and asynchronous conversations via discussion boards in Canvas.