COVID-19 Ethics Framework
Shared Health has developed an ethics framework to support and inform ethical decisions related to COVID-19. The framework is appropriate for organizational decisions concerning policies and business, and for clinical decisions related to the care of specific people.
Education and resources
- Ethics framework resources for providers in Manitoba
- Ethical Decision Making in a Pandemic
- Moral Distress – Ethics Education
Ethics services include consultation regarding individual health care situations, attendance at case debriefing sessions, and educational sessions which can be tailored to your unit.
For more information, contact:
Regional ethics guides and frameworks
Additional ethics information
- National Collaborating Centre for Healthy Public Policy
- Canadian Nurses Association – Nurse’s ethical considerations during a pandemic
- Ethical guidance for people who work in long-term care
- Ottawa personal decision guides – a framework for making difficult personal decisions
Advance care planning
Advance care planning is the process of people discussing their health care wishes and values with their loved ones and naming a person to act as a substitute decision maker/health-care proxy if they should become unable to speak for themselves. It has also been called an advance directive or a living will. This is especially important in the context of potentially life threatening illnesses. Some web resources for health care providers and Manitobans include: