“Bioethics and Hospital Care During the COVID-19 Pandemic …”

On this episode, Mike and Jeremy talk to Dr. Barron Lerner, a medical doctor and director of the undergraduate bioethics curriculum at New York University’s Langone Health, and Dr. Neil Thakur, chief mission officer at The ALS Association. The conversation covers health care scarcity and rationing during the COVID-19 pandemic, historical examples of bioethics and what they can teach us about the current health care crisis, and what people living with ALS can do to prepare for their immediate and future health care needs.

For more information about Dr. Barron Lerner, read https://med.nyu.edu/faculty/barron-h-lerner

To read Dr. Lerner’s historical study of ethical challenges faced by health care practitioners read https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27802464?otool=nynyumlib&myncbishare=nynyumlib

Department of Health and Human Services guidance on nondiscrimination in the health care system can be found here: https://www.hhs.gov/about/news/2020/03/28/ocr-issues-bulletin-on-civil-rights-laws-and-hipaa-flexibilities-that-apply-during-the-covid-19-emergency.html

Find resources available to empower you to make informed decisions about your health care here https://alsadotorg.wordpress.com/2020/04/08/tips-to-help-the-als-community-plan-ahead-during-the-covid-19-pandemic/

The CDC recommends creating a plan for your household and community during the COVID-19 pandemic. Learn more here: https://alsadotorg.wordpress.com/2020/04/08/tips-to-help-the-als-community-plan-ahead-during-the-covid-19-pandemic/

Find a transcript of this episode on Tumblr.

This episode was produced by Garrett Tiedemann and is brought to you by The ALS Association’s national office and the Association’s Minnesota/North Dakota/South Dakota Chapter