Cancer and COVID-19 in Victoria: care and clinical ethics – a focus on the healthcare workforce
August 28, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm| FREE
From the temporary pause of some cancer screening and research, to the restriction of visitors in hospitals, the COVID-19 global pandemic has profoundly affected the way cancer care is delivered, researched and experienced.
The physical and psychological vulnerabilities of patients have been amplified, resulting in clinicians needing to navigate their patients through this new reality, whilst managing their own safety. In some circumstances this has left clinicians feeling distressed and anxious.
Drawing from real case examples, this informative webinar will present a range of ethical challenges encountered by cancer clinicians during the pandemic.
Experts will present tools and strategies to support clinicians in systematic and transparent decision-making. There will be an emphasis on strategies to relieve stress and anxiety for clinicians with an opportunity for collaborative discussion.
Professor Clare Delaney
Chair of the VCCN Expert Ethics Groups and Clinical Ethicist at the Royal Children’s Hospital and Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre
Professor Lynn Gillam
Academic Director of the Children’s Bioethics Centre at the Royal Children’s Hospital and specialist cancer clinicians representing a range of health disciplines
1-2pm, Friday 28 August
The event will be held on Zoom; joining details will be circulated an hour prior to the event.