November 17 – January 14 • 2021-22
Medical Ethics in a COVID Aware World: Listening Session Series
The HCH community has faced increased incidences of ethical dilemmas during and since the COVID-19 pandemic began. Patients and clients experiencing homelessness have been rapidly placed into temporary housing such as Project Roomkey sites, and or emergency shelters, which has strained our ability to care and has challenged services providers. With these challenges, new sets of ethical dilemmas have arisen such as how to care with individuals who refuse to accept the vaccine, which has significantly disrupted the continuum of care. The National Health Care for the Homeless Council will host interactive listening sessions from November 17th, 2021 to January 14th, 2022 to discuss ethics in the COVID-19 era. Topics include vaccine hesitancy, emergency shelter facilities, clinical care, and trauma and moral injury.
We encourage health centers to join in groups of 2 or more for discussion, and collaboration, with our expert facilitators. Given how HCH health centers have stood on the frontlines of COVID-19, these sessions will act as moments of reflection and growth as they transition to the latter stages of the Covid era. From these sessions, attendees will learn about the challenges and success of care to our participants during this time.
- November 17th, 2021, Wednesday 2 PM ET/ 1 pm CT/ 11 am PT Medical Ethics in Homeless Health Care during COVID-19 with Joshua Bamberger from San Francisco Department of Public Health
- Homework: You are welcome to submit case studies up till November 12 by EOD for review.
- December 1st, 2021, Wednesday 2 PM ET/ 1 pm CT/ 11 am PT Vaccine Hesitancy and Ethics with Denise de Las Nueces and April Ramsey from Boston Health Care for the Homeless
- December 17th, 2021, Friday 2 PM ET/ 1 pm CT/ 11 am PT Emergency Shelter Facilities in the Covid Era with Dr. Emily Thomas and Jonni Miller from Los Angeles County Department of Public Health
- Homework: You are welcome to submit case studies up till December 13th by EOD for review.
- January 14th, 2022, Wednesday 2 PM ET/ 1 pm CT/ 11 am PT Processing Trauma and Moral Injury through COVID-19 with Maggie Sullivan, Yesenia Mejia, and Nepatla Jasper from Boston Health Care for the Homeless
Homework: You are welcome to submit case studies up till November 12 by EOD for review to: firstname.lastname@example.org