Practical resources

Ethical frameworks and toolkits:

An ethical framework for decision-making about staff safety: balancing health professional wellbeing and duty to care

Health professionals are exposed to risks of various kinds when doing their jobs.  In usual times, clinicians have the information and resources they need to appropriately protect themselves while still providing optimal care for patients.

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PPE Steps and questions

Planning for and managing COVID-19: Ethical decision-making tool

Basing decisions on clearly defined and well-established values helps with difficult choices in a crisis. This tool takes an ethical framework (Thompson et al 2006), and guides decision-makers through a structured process to support ethical decision-making.

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COVID ethical toolkit