Triage and the Allocation of Scarce Resources

Monday, September 27, 2021
6 - 8:10 PM

This event will be held virtually. Instructions for logging in and how to request continuing education credit will be sent ahead of the event.

A worldwide pandemic stretched American hospitals to the breaking point. For the first time, many Americans were faced with the possibility of having their clinical care decisions guided by a shortage of the resources essential for care. Our program will look back on the past two years and address the ethical considerations faced by physicians and health care providers when the supply of medical resources cannot meet the demand. The discussion will explore the process of determining the ethical distribution of those scarce resources.


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Scott D. Halpern, M.D., Ph.D.

Scott D. Halpern, M.D., Ph.D.
John M. Eisenberg Professor of Medicine, Epidemiology, and Medical Ethics & Health Policy
Director, Palliative and Advanced Illness Research (PAIR) Center
University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine

Bernard Lo, M.D.

Bernard Lo, M.D.
President and CEO,
The Greenwall Foundation

Markay Riippa, MA, BSN, RN, CNML, HEC-C

Moderated by

MarKay Riippa, D. Bioethics, MA, BSN, RN, CNML, HEC-C
Clinical Services Manager, Mercy Health Saint Mary's The Lacks Cancer Center

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