Covering Coronavirus: Life and Death Decisions
As health systems across the country brace for a surge of COVID-19 patients, some hospitals have already been forced to make unprecedented decisions about who gets care and whether patients on the brink of death should be resuscitated. The heated debate is fueled by shortages of protective equipment and ventilators and the high risks faced by health care providers on the frontlines. In this webinar explored what questions journalists should ask providers and health systems to gauge their plans and preparedness and to understand the hard calls they are making on rationing care. Palliative care specialist and author Dr. Sunita Puri joined the Center for Health Journalism for a moderated discussion.
This webinar is a project of the USC Annenberg Center for Health Journalism and NIHCM Foundation.