This session will review ethical issues that are likely to arise as society gradually emerges from the current pandemic experience. Topics under consideration will include A) responsible plans for re-opening and normalizing programs, B) how our changing attitudes about telemedicine have been impacted by our prolonged reliance on remote interactions during the COVID-19 pandemic and the opportunities that this creates for the future, C) dealing with varying comfort levels of social interaction among providers and individuals served, and D) potential impacts on person centered planning and individuals’ liberty rights.
Examine the interplay between personal freedom and collective responsibility in the aftermath of a pandemic.
Describe the ethical duties of your agency as it prepares for a protracted period of uncertainty regarding public safety and contagion.
Generate ethical guidance for the future use of social networking, electronic communication, and real-time telemedicine technologies.