COVID-19 Conversations: Moral Concerns- Just Allocation of Resources, Moral Distress, Supporting Team Resilience

The provision of hospice and palliative care has been significantly impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. This video recording delivers information regarding the moral concerns of resource allocation, moral distress, and team resilience in the midst of a pandemic. 

The current environment has been assessed for gaps in resources and competence and prioritized the needs for clinicians. The faculty represent respected subject matter experts who share best available practice in just allocation of resources, moral distress, and supporting team resilience and then engage in a moderated discussion with learners.

Recorded at the 2021 Annual Assembly.

Disclaimer: Any recommendations made by the authors of this activity must be weighed against the healthcare clinician’s own clinical judgement based on but not limited to such factors as the patient’s condition, benefits verse risks of suggested treatment, and comparison with recommendations of pharmaceutical compendia and other medical and palliative care authorities.

Learning Outcomes

  1. Discuss latest challenges and strategies regarding just allocation of resources, moral distress, and supporting team resilience in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic.
  2. Identify at least one strategy to advance just allocation of resources, mitigate moral distress, and/or support team resilience that they can implement in their practice in the next month.
Activity summary
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  • 1.00 CME (physician only)
  • 1.00 Participation
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Marcia Glass, MD 
William E. Rosa, PhD, MBE, ACHPN, FAAN 
Vicki A. Jackson, MD MPH FAAHPM

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All faculty have disclosed no relevant financial relationships.

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AAHPM is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to sponsor continuing medical education for physicians.

AAHPM designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

CME Credits expire on June 1, 2024.

Available Credit

  • 1.00 CME (physician only)
  • 1.00 Participation


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