Professor Wolf to Co-Lead Statewide COVID Ethics Collaborative

April 2, 2020

Professor Susan Wolf will co-lead a statewide Minnesota COVID Ethics Collaborative created to rapidly share expertise and support sound ethical policy to cope with the moral challenges posed by the COVID-19 crisis.

The collaborative brings together experts from organizations across the state including ethics, law, public health, medicine, nursing, disaster planning, and spiritual care. It is a joint venture of the Minnesota Department of Health, the State Health Care Coordination Center, Minnesota Hospital Association, and the University of Minnesota. 

The multidisciplinary group will develop an ethical foundation for response in the event of a pandemic and to establish crisis standards of care. Among the ethical issues it will explore is the allocation of scarce medical resources in the event that need surges beyond supply.

Debra DeBruin, Ph.D., from the Center for Bioethics will co-lead the collaborative with Wolf.

Wolf is McKnight Presidential Professor of Law, Medicine & Public Policy and Faegre Baker Daniels Professor of Law. She also holds a joint appointment in the Medical School.
 

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