You’re invited: Bioethics Grand Rounds

October 20, 2021  //  FOUND IN: Updates & Resources

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought scarce resource allocation and crisis standards of care to the forefront of national consciousness, in which “the goal is to ‘gracefully degrade’ services to the minimum degree needed to meet the demands, maintaining the maximum patient and provider safety.”

In this session, a panel of speakers who care for children and pregnant patients will push the boundaries of our contemporary understanding of crisis standards of care by exploring the concept outside of the adult care setting.

Naomi Laventhal, M.D., M.A., a newborn intensive care physician in the division of Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine, Department of Pediatrics, and a faculty ethicist in CBSSM’s Clinical Ethics Service. 

Marie Lozon, M.D., a pediatric emergency room physician and expert in disaster medicine will address scarce resource allocation from the lens of organizational response and describe national coordination efforts.
Carly Fifer, M.D., a pediatric cardiologist, and experienced clinical ethics consultant will discuss the deferral of non-emergent procedures for children with congenital heart disease and the ongoing ethical dilemmas arising from limited resources and personnel.
Roger Smith, M.D.,, an obstetrician-gynecologist who has led the institutional effort to manage the pandemic-related “obstetric surge” experienced at Michigan Medicine and other institutions in the region will discuss the organizational response to an unprecedented demand on resources at Von Voigtlander Women’s Hospital. 

This event will take place from noon – 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 27.

Click here to learn more and join the Zoom event.