Identifying And Exploring Bias In Public Opinion On Scarce Resource Allocation During the Covid-19 Pandemic (1 credit hour)

Program Summary:   This course examines choice scenarios for the allocation of scarce resources during the Covid-19 pandemic and explores the potential for disability bias.  The research is part of an Epidemic Ethics/WHO initiative.  The course follows a conjoint study in which respondents are given a choice for selecting which one of two patients would receive a hospital’s last ventilator.  Guidance from the HHS Office for Civil Rights issued in March of 2020 is included.

This course is recommended for social workers and is appropriate for beginning and intermediate, levels of practice.  This course is not recommended for NBCC ethics credit.

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Course Reading:  Identifying And Exploring Bias In Public Opinion On Scarce Resource Allocation During The Covid-19 Pandemic

Publisher:  Health Affairs

Course Objectives:  To enhance professional practice, values, skills and knowledge by exploring the scenarios for the allocation of scarce resources during Covid-19, the potential for disability bias, and guidance for crisis standards of care.

Learning Objectives:  Describe potential choice scenarios for the allocation of scarce resources during the Covid-19 pandemic.  Describe how disability bias could potentially affect healthcare resource allocation and crisis response.  Describe guidance for crisis standards of care.

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1: Compared to people without disabilities, people with disabilities experience
 
 
 
 
2: In this __________ study, respondents were presented with a choice scenario in which they would have to select which one of two patients with an equal likelihood of short-term survival would get a hospital's last available ventilator.
 
 
 
 
3: Study results show that respondents were _________ likely to allocate a ventilator to transgender patients, patients ages 41-51 and 65-75, patients who had been unemployed before the pandemic, or patients who did not follow CDC guidelines.
 
 
4: Respondents from ___________ age cohorts displayed less bias toward disabled patients.
 
 
5: Compared to liberal respondents, conservative respondents
 
 
 
6: In March 2020, the HHS Office for Civil Rights issued guidance informing providers that "assessments of quality of life, or judgments about a  person's relative 'worth' based on the presence or absence of disabilities" __________ be used to allocate resources.
 
 
7: Study results show that completing higher education may prevent disability bias.
 
 
8: For the following questions, please refer to FAQs for Healthcare Providers during Covid-19 Public Health Emergency:  Federal Civil Rights Protections for Individuals with Disabilities//  FAQ 5:  I am a health provider and am concerned that an individual  with a disability or an individual who is likely to have a disability after treatment will have lower quality of life or relative worth to society than an individual without a disability who also requires treatment.  May I take this into account in prioritizing what healthcare or services to provide to an individual with a disability?
 
 
9: FAQ 6:  I am a health provider and am concerned that treating an individual with a disability who has Covid-19 may require more of a particular resource than treating individuals without disabilities for Covid-19.  Can I make decisions about whether to provide healthcare or deny the resource to an individual with a disability altogether based on these concerns?
 
 
10: FAQ 7:  I am a health provider operating in the Covid-19 public health emergency and am concerned that an individual with a disability may not live as long as an individual without a disability after treatment.  May I use this information when deciding whether and to what extent to provide healthcare or services to an individual with a disability?
 
 

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Free State Social Work, LLC, provider #1235, is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved as ACE providers. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. Free State Social Work, LLC maintains responsibility for this course. ACE provider approval period: 9/6/2021 - 9/6/2024. Social workers completing this course receive 1 ethics continuing education credit.

Free State Social Work has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP NO. 6605. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. Free State Social Work is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.

G.M. Rydberg-Cox, MSW, LSCSW is the Continuing Education Director at Free State Social Work and responsible for the development of this course.  She received her Masters of Social Work in 1996 from the Jane Addams School of Social Work at the University of Illinois-Chicago and she has over 20 years of experience.  She has lived and worked as a social worker in Chicago, Boston, and Kansas City.  She currently practices in the area of hospital/medical social work.  The reading materials for this course were developed by another organization.