Coronavirus Conversations: Rationing, Shortages, and Triage: Pandemics And Medical Decision Making

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Virtual Meeting


(Monday) 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm(GMT+00:00) View in my time

Event Details

Monday April 13, 2020 12:30 PM, Zoom

As updates pour in from the hardest hit areas in New York, Detroit, and across Europe the news is filled with stories of respirator shortages, inadequate PPE, and a coming peak that will stretch medical resources even further. In times like these doctors, nurses, and administrators are being forced to make tough decisions. When supplies run out, medical personnel must make difficult decisions to decide who will receive what treatment and how that treatment should be rationed. In the next installment of our Coronavirus Conversations we will be discussing these critical care decisions and how tough choices are being made everyday in hospitals everywhere.

Join Duke Experts Dr. Monica Lemmon and Dr. Peter Ubel and Science & Society Deputy Director Buz Waitzkin for this conversation.

This event is being co-sponsored by the Sanford School of Public Policy.

This virtual event series is open to the public. Press covering the coronavirus outbreak are welcome to attend. Follow us on Twitter and Facebook for updates.

Coronavirus Conversations: A new, virtual event series from Duke Science & Society


As we practice social distancing, engage in online learning, and work remotely we are burdened with questions about how this pandemic is affecting our lives, the lives of those we love, and the society we are a part of. Over the course of this event series faculty and staff from Duke Science and Society will join academics, lawmakers, students, researchers, doctors, and others to shed some light on the events happening around us and what life will start to look like moving forward.

We will have moderated, casual lunch-time discussions with brief Q&A held via Zoom chat.

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