In our article ‘COVID-19 – Legal and ethical implications for your practice’ (2020) 17 Australasian Journal of Paramedicine, DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.33151/ajp.17.796 Ruth Townsend and I discussed how COVID-19 may legally and ethically impact upon paramedic practice (see also Reasonable’ paramedic practice in the face of COVID-19 (March 23, 2020)).
In another piece on ethics in the days of COVID-19, Sydney Health Ethics have published An Ethics Framework for Making Resource Allocation Decisions within Clinical Care: Responding to COVID-19 (and I thank Bill Madden’s WordPress site for alerting me to this publication). He says:
Ten working party members of Sydney Health Ethics have published a short document entitled An Ethics Framework for Making Resource Allocation Decisions within Clinical Care: Responding to COVID-19.
This ethics framework is designed to help clinicians, hospital administrators and policy makers decide how to allocate clinical health resources as they become scarce within a pandemic such as COVID-19.
You can access the Framework here: https://www.sydney.edu.au/content/dam/corporate/documents/faculty-of-medicine-and-health/research/centres-institutes-groups/she.-clinical-ethics.-resource-allocation-framework.-version-1.-2-april-2020.pdf